Ensuring Equity in Education: End Exclusionary Discipline to Protect All Students Access to Learning
Policy Advocacy Brief
Issue Statement/Executive Summary
A student's race, disability status and previous history of discipline are leading factors associated with being subjected to exclusionary discipline. This contributes to a negative cycle of discipline for our Black, Indigenous, and other students of color (BIPOC) and students with disabilities. This cycle prevents BIPOC and students with disabilities from learning, growing, and reaching their full potential. Minnesota must disrupt this negative disciplinary cycle by ending subjective disciplinary practices and investing in practices that promote an equity and a healthy school environment for all students.
Daugherty, E., Dyminski, D., Erickson, L., & Manderfeld, C. (2023). Ensuring equity in education: End exclusionary discipline to protect all students access to learning. MSW Program Policy Advocacy Briefs, Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/msw-student-policy-advocacy-briefs/52