Interim study on school discipline

State Rep. George Young will host an interim study covering “Classroom Discipline and Management and How the Achievement Gap in Particular Zip Codes are Affected” on September 27 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 412C of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Educators and policy experts will present possible solutions for achievement gaps in classrooms across Oklahoma City and the state.

“This interim study takes on a focus that suggests a remedy to the current stagnation within education and is truly about giving our children the opportunity to become business owners and experts in the fields of their choice,” said Rep. Young, D-Oklahoma City. “We abort the ability for many of our students through uninformed discipline techniques that contribute to the achievement gap, which exists in the schools in my district. I contend that this gap exists across our city and our state. The Oklahoma City Public School System is still reeling from the federal lawsuit filed for the very reason this interim study was initiated. Therefore, I know it is pertinent to our classrooms today.

Young will take the information gathered during the study and consider possible policy fixes for the 2018 legislative session.

The study is open to the public and is scheduled to last until noon.