Has CNN realized that they had better do some real reporting, or everyone in the country (not just suck ups) will realize that they are primarily a source of propaganda?
For reference, this is the Broward County “Promise” program, or “Eliminating the School-to-Prison Pipeline”. See included PDF.
Here is the Executive Summary:
Broward County Public Schools is committed to keeping students engaged in school and out of the Juvenile Justice System. We take great responsibility towards achieving our
mission – to educating all students to reach their highest potential. We believe the potential of each of our students is worth developing, including our youth who are at risk of engaging in delinquent or criminal behaviors, and those already involved in the juvenile justice system. It is for this reason that we have invested heavily, in partnership with a number of community organizations, to provide prevention and intervention programs and wraparound services for identified youth.
Additionally, Broward County Public Schools is a learning organization that values and considers emerging research and is driven by the analysis of a body of data to inform our practices. The national research and data on school discipline is clear on a number of issues:
* Exclusionary practices such as out-of-school suspension, expulsion and school related arrests are detrimental to student success in school and in life.
* School districts have a legal, and more importantly, a moral responsibility to eliminating disproportional representation of minorities, student with disabilities, and LGBT students in discipline.
* Adults, in and out of school buildings – school leaders, teachers and support personnel, law enforcement, court and juvenile justice leaders, behavior health professionals, advocacy groups, policymakers, parents and students, all play an important role in addressing this issue.