Ken Zimmerman Praises Suspension Rate Reductions

Former Skadden Fellow Ken Zimmerman ('89) co-authored an op-ed published in The New York Times ("Real Discipline in School," Feb. 16). The article praised schools that have implemented policies reducing the number of out-of-school suspensions, which increase dropout and arrest rates and disproportionately affect students of color and students with learning disabilities. "As a nation, we need to embrace the reforms, both large and small, that keep students in school learning rather than out of school misbehaving," the article said.