Legislators Say "Some Students to Young to Suspend"

By Austin Stewart, Special to the Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA — HB 135, or “Too Young to Suspend,” a bill co-sponsored by State Reps. Henry “Wayne” Howard (D-Augusta), Mable Thomas (D-Atlanta), and “Coach” Williams (D-Avondale Estates), would prohibit suspensions and expulsions of students  in pre-kindergarten through the third grade.

During the 2013-2014 Georgia school year, 14,292 children in those grades were given an out-of-school suspension.

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