Wake County Public Schools
Saturday, October 6, 2012
4:00pm until 6:00pm
On Saturday, October 6th, NC H.E.A.T. is organizing a local day of action as part of Dignity In School's National Week of Action against school push-out.
During the 2010-11 school year, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) handed out nearly 18,000 short-term and long-term suspensions—in disproportionate number to minority students. Short-term and long-term suspensions accounted for more than 75,000 missed school days. Nearly one-third of students who received at least one suspension (31.3%) were students
with disabilities, even though they were only approximately 13% of the student population.