Is Suspension The Solution?
In New York City there were over 36,000 suspensions in 2018, an increase of four percent from the previous year. How do suspensions impact the school community? What alternatives do students have to suspensions?
In the fall of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Ro Garrido and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to learn about suspensions and their impact on school communities. To investigate, students got out of the classroom to speak with their peers and community members about school suspensions. Students created Is Suspension The Solution? to teach others what they learned and to help students, educators, and families navigate school suspensions.