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Source: AM New York
Subject: Youth & School Programs
Type: Media Coverage
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‘Stop pushing us out of school’: New York City students protest overzealous discipline

“During this COVID 19 pandemic. My classmates and I have returned to school with trauma, anxiety and grief and it is extremely unfair that we all have that. We still have to face the threat of suspension and being excluded from our school community. Suspended students are three times more likely to drop out than peers who have never been suspended, pushing us into school to a prison and the deportation pipeline,” Steven said. “Passing solutions not suspensions would mean that students will not have to go through the same traumas that I have been through and suffered.”