School discipline and policing continue to be characterized by racial disparities that necessitate structural change. The increased call for school safety has resulted in a punitive system that disproportionately negatively impacts Black and brown students, even when the goal of disciplinary policies is to make students feel safe.
The third installment of the Real Talk for Real Change symposia series, Addressing Inequities in School Policies, Policing, and Discipline Practices, seeks to engage campus, community, and national experts in exploring the complex issues surrounding the subject and promoting action toward creating more equitable and safe environments for students, staff, and faculty in schools. The panel features the following special guests:
- Kevin Henry (Professor, UW–Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis)
- Decoteau Irby (Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Educational Policy Studies)
- Gloria Reyes (President, Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education)
- Corey Saffold (Director of Safety and Security, Verona Area School District)
- Ashley White (Professor, UW–Madison Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education)
This event is hosted by the School of Education’s Offices of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) and PLACE. This partnership was made possible by the generosity of the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS) and the School of Education’s Impact 2030 Initiative.