Keep Kids in School: Democratic Lawmakers Propose Expulsion Prevention Legislation
September 16, 2021
LANSING - Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) hosted a virtual press conference this morning about their legislation to prevent and reduce students being removed from school, while ensuring that their due process rights are protected during disciplinary actions.
In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court in Goss v. Lopez found that education is a property right and that students should, at minimum, receive a hearing when facing suspension. Senate Bills 634-636 and House Bills 5297-5299 would codify t...