Nearly 30 people testified during the Committee on Education Performance Oversight Hearing led by Committee Chair David Grosso. District residents, along with the Public Charter School Board and the Deputy Mayor for Education, testified during the hearing.
Children’s Law Center attorney Renee Murphy was quoted in a Street Sense article about the hearing:
Several of the testimonies raised the issue of exclusionary discipline in District schools. Renee Murphy, supervising attorney at the Children’s Law Center, called the high rates of suspensions and expulsions in District schools a crisis.
You can read the entire article here.