Triangle Students Speak Out About Suspensions Against Minorities
News 14 Carolina, 10/07/2012
RALEIGH--A group of Triangle students spoke out about issues impacting young people at a rally on Saturday.
N.C. HEAT, or Heroes Emerging Among Teens marched as part of Dignity in School's National Week of Action Against School Pushout.
Organizers said they're shedding light on suspensions among minorities and policies that lead to high dropout rates.
They said schools should focus more of their attention on education over discipline.
"To start a dialogue because we really need to start talking about passing more effective policies that are really helping our youth," said participant Qasima Wideman.
Students and education advocates marched from Washington GT Magnet Elementary School to Central Prison.
Originally published here.