This discussion is long overdue. I urge you to read these articles.

Which of these bad things is worse? Expelling students for misbehaving or ignoring the education of their peers by allowing misbehaviors to distract from school learning?

We need to discuss this. I side on the side of students who come to school to learn… and the side that suggests we create alternative schools for disruptive students. We need equity for all students.

What do you think?

Worth reading and discussing!

Thanks, Joanne, for bringing this piece to us.

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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