Black and Brown students are overwhelmingly impacted, with Black students experiencing nearly 4 times more suspensions than white students for disruption/defiance. 90% of California youth in juvenile halls and youth prisons (Probation camps and ranches) were suspended or expelled from school before their incarceration. 80% of the people in prisons across the nation have not graduated from high school.
Since the passage of AB 420 in 2013, California experienced a 69% drop in defiance/disruption suspensions across the state during 2013-2017, and it only applied to grades K-3. SB 607 aims to expand the ending of defiance/disruption suspensions to all California public schools, grades K-12. Please sign and share this form to support students across the state, as we urge CA Governor Brown to SIGN #SB607 and #KeepUsInSchool!