It's absolutely astonishing what goes on under our own noses with absolutely zero to no attention. Thanks to our new friends over at Advocates For Justice (AFJ), we have learned so disgusting facts about how one segment of the student population in Modesto City School District is being unjustly punished. During a 7 year period from 2006 - 2013, this segment of 414 7th and 8th grade students were suspended and astonishing 586 times!
How does something like this not get any attention? How can justice and punishment be dispensed in such disproportion? The answer comes down to parents not having any support! The answer comes down to parents not knowing their rights and districts not caring to inform them of their rights!
I recently had to opportunity to speak with the parents of a student in this targeted segment of the student population and the type of intimidation tactics and lack of regard for the law that they described to me has me angry!
Anyone out there that knows people in the Modesto area whose child has been unfairly suspended or expelled please have them contact us! WE CAN HELP!!!!
Nicole Hodge Amey
I am a wife and mother of two with a strong passion for ensuring all children have access to a great education.