With overwhelming support, the Texas Senate voted to roll back zero-tolerance policies, giving administrators more flexibility on how they discipline students.
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Two years after committing to send fewer kids into disciplinary programs, Waco ISD sends African-Americans to alternative school at three times its average rate.
Advocacy groups want a statewide ban on using Tasers on schoolchildren, but discipline policies vary widely between school districts.
A handful of groups led by the ACLU of Texas have noted there’s no statewide standard guiding Taser use by school cops, and in a letter sent last week, they asked the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to create one—by banning the use of Tasers, and pepper spray, on students.
The Brownsville Academic Center is Texas’ largest boot-camp style disciplinary school—but it isn’t the only one. Here’s more about other ones in the state.
Brandarion Thomas didn’t fit the stereotype of a sex offender. He was handsome, popular and 14 years old. But in June 2008, during summer […]
In the fall of 2007, LaDarrius Gunn’s senior year of high school started fine. A lightning-fast cornerback and kick returner, Gunn starred at Paris […]