Not Measuring Up: The State of School Discipline in Massachusetts

cover cropped paint

Not Measuring Up analyzes Massachusetts’ most recent school discipline data and finds that students of color, students with disabilities, and charter school students in Massachusetts are disproportionately likely to be suspended, particularly for minor misbehavior. Massachusetts’ new school discipline law went into effect this school year, and the report’s findings are intended to help measure how well the new law is being followed.


See the full report here

Click here for pictures from the release of our report


See the press coverage here


See the press release


Click here for some useful resources


Share your stories!

The Lawyer’s Committee is looking for your stories on school discipline in Massachusetts. Please share your stories with us at: