Massachusetts Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on School Safety and School Discipline
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Armed police officers, known as school resource officers (SROs), are standard in many middle and high schools across the country. The Massachusetts Advisory Committee will be examining whether the presence of officers in the school has resulted in the criminalization of disruptive behaviors in students, and whether this criminalization has had a discriminatory effect on minority students.
Wednesday June 11, 10:00 a.m.
Matt Cregor, Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of Boston
Harvard Law School
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about the reports and meetings of the Commission and its State Advisory Committees, please visit http://www.usccr.gov.
Media contact: Ivy Davis
Director, Eastern Regional Office
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights