A few brief items in relation to this bill:
- Bristol Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato has co-sponsored the bill.
- The Education Committee is trying to bring various groups to consensus on the bill’s language.
- An article appeared in the Hartford Courant about the bill today, with minor mention of Bristol teachers.
- 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.