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A new law that limits the use of “willful defiance” as a reason to expel or suspend students signifies a growing commitment on the part of the state to find more positive approaches to disciplining students.
Gov. Jerry Brown and advocates for less punitive disciplinary policies have compromised on a bill that would prevent administrators from expelling students for “willful defiance,” according to Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, who is sponsoring the bill. It would also prevent schools from suspending and sending home K-3 students.