Citizen Education recently held a Twitter chat based on our belief that our children are #KidsNotCriminals and to discuss the state of school discipline issues and what successful reform would look like.

We had a great collection of stakeholders in education come together and chime in with their personal perspective on how discipline policies fail to serve the purpose they were created for, as well as thoughts on how to move forward.

Topics covered ranged from the stated goals of school discipline policies, to how and why the disproportionately affect students of color. Educators, parents and administrators shared thoughts on how implicit biases, lack of cultural competency and educators of color impact disciplinary action in schools.


In case you missed it, check out the questions we asked and some conversations that took place throughout the chat (Click the graphics to see the corresponding thread):


Josh Stewart considers himself a global citizen first and foremost and is passionate about cultural exchange. He has a B.s. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from St. John's University in Minnesota and experience as both an ESL and social studies teacher in Korea and the Philippines. He currently works a digital content Manager for Citizen Education and Education Post and enjoys both traditional and creative methods crafting messages around the desperate need to improve our education system and provide quality options to the most marginalized students and families.


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