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Letter: Abolish out-of-school suspensions of students


    Amir Whitaker, left, civil rights attorney for the ACLU of Southern California; Darcia Forester, deputy public defender with the state Public Defenders Office; and Heidi Armstrong, assistant superintendent of the Office of Student Support Services at the DOE, spoke June 6 during a ACLU of Hawaii panel as Rae Shih moderated. They discussed the current landscape of the state’s public schools.

Having worked as a schoolteacher in New York City and Long lsland with a master’s degree in elementary education, and then as a nationally certified school psychologist for 40 years in New Jersey and then in Honolulu, I concur with the Star-Advertiser and Lee Cataluna’s column (“Schools should curb suspension,” Star-Advertiser, Our View, June 19; “Old schools weeded out bad behavior,” Lee Cataluna, July 5). Read more

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