End School Suspensions for Students PreK-5th grade!
TAKE ACTION NOW
In Arizona, students as young as five-years-old can be suspended indefinitely for any reason, including typical behavioral issues. And according to data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), harsh discipline policies that push students out of school impact Black, Brown and Indigenous students at a higher rates, as well as students with disabilities.
When a student is suspended, they lose important instructional time and become less likely to graduate on time. When a student is suspended, they are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the juvenile justice system.
That’s why the ACLU of Arizona supports HB 2123 a bill aimed at eliminating suspensions for students in preschool through fifth grade. This bill is a great first step towards a more equitable and just school system for all Arizona students.
Contact your representative and urge them to support this bill!