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Report cites connection between “stop and frisk,” school suspensions

School suspensions and police stops on the street are highest in the same neighborhoods with many black and Latino residents, according to a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The NYCLU has advocated against both “stop and frisk” and the use of suspensions as a disciplinary strategy in city schools. In the new report, it argues that with research about the “school-to-prison pipeline” more robust now than before the Bloomberg administration, the next mayor should decrease reliance on suspensions. The next mayor should also diminish the presence of police in schools and introduce alternatives to punitive discipline policies, the group recommends.

Read the whole report. Then take a look at our coverage of school safety issues and the efforts — by the NYCLU and others — to change the way the city handles student misbehavior.

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