Sue-Ann Rosch, founder of the Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx, detailed the rampant school discipline problems that prompted a shift to a Restorative Justice approach during an Education Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in March.
“There was a frightening amount of suspensions during our 2014-15 school year, there were . . . 113 in total,” she said. “In addition, we started to see a trend of parents coming to the school to initiate fights in the school neighborhood if they felt their child had been wronged.”
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