Today on Your Call: What should school discipline look like?

Nov 14, 2012

  

On the next Your Call,we’ll talk about how schools are dealing with discipline. Every year, 400,000 students in California are suspended, while another 18,000 are expelled. New methods of discipline avoid suspension and expulsion, including one Oakland program called Restorative Justice.  If you’re a teacher, administrator, student, or parent, what is your experience of school discipline? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. What really works?  And what is the overall goal? It’s Your Call with Hana Baba, and you.

Guests:

Fania Davis, founder and director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Eric Butler, restorative justice school coordinator at Bunche HS in West Oakland

Sarah Marxer, research associate with the Urban Strategies Council

Resources:

SF Gate: Oakland schools' black male students at risk

KQED: Oakland School District and Feds Agree on Changes to School Discipline

Oakland Local: Beating the school-to-prison pipeline

OUSD: Restorative Justice Program

Urban Strategies Council

Urban Strategies: African American Male Achievement Initiative (AAMAI)

Urban Strategies: AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ACHIEVEMENT INITIATIVE: A CLOSER LOOK AT SUSPENSIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES IN OUSD 2010-2011

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

OUSD: Thriving Students