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The City Council Speaker Weighs in on Changes to the School Discipline Code

6.5.2012 | New York Times | “It is great that the DOE is starting to think of discipline in a more holistic way," said Avni Bhatia, a staff attorney for Advocates of Children of New York.  But because there are no requirements for schools to use these new practices  we're concerned that schools that have long relied on punitive policies will continue to do so."   Read article