Stating disciplinary action targets students of color, a new law takes effect in 2020 that will make it illegal to suspend students for disobeying teachers and administrators.
Starting next school year, it will be illegal for public schools in the state to suspend students in first through fifth grade for willfully defying teachers or administrators.
Then, from 2021 through 2025, it will be temporarily extended to kids in grades six through eight.
Supporters say suspensions for willful defiance are disproportionately used against students of color.
Not like the kids listened before…