Paulina Davis Speaks on Charter School Disciplinary Codes

Former Skadden Fellow Paulina Davis ('11) of Advocates for Children was quoted in a New York Times article about a report issued by the organization revealing that most of New York City's charter schools have disciplinary codes that don't meet state or federal requirements ("Report Faults Charter School Rules on Discipline of Students," Feb. 11). "These are public schools, and we should be expecting them to meet the requirements of the law," Paulina said. The article said that some charter schools have drawn criticism for high suspension rates and a strict approach to discipline that pushes kids out of the classroom.