Members in the News
Stopping the need for preschool suspensions
While the Sept. 5 Metro article “Fewer expelled by D.C. charters” showed progress, it gave only a cursory glance to a disturbing trend: The number of 4- and 5-year-olds being suspended or expelled is increasing. D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is trying to address this absurdity with the bill “Pre-K Student Discipline Amendment Act of 2014,” which would ban suspensions and expulsions for these children. His legislation misses the mark; our goal should be to identify underlying causes of child disruption in classrooms.