A few brief items in relation to this bill:

  1. Bristol Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato has co-sponsored the bill.
  2. The Education Committee is trying to bring various groups to consensus on the bill’s language.
  3. An article appeared in the Hartford Courant about the bill today, with minor mention of Bristol teachers.
  4. Some studies used by opponents of the bill are a 22 year old study that shows a racial disparity in discipline rates but does not identify cause, and one concerning the community context.  There is also a 20 year old study that finds having disabled students (not highly disruptive or dangerous) included in a regular education class does not impact the education of the other students.