Va. NAACP Supports GOP-sponsored Student Suspension Reform
Va. NAACP supports GOP-sponsored student suspension reform
By Saraya Wintersmith
The Virginia State Conference of the NAACP announced its legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly session on Tuesday. The list of bills the civil rights group is supporting includes six Republican-sponsored measures that deal with student discipline policies.
The bills fit into the Virginia NAACP’s legislative priority of “ending the school-to-prison pipeline.”
The measures, three in the House of Delegates and three in the state Senate, are sponsored by Republican Delegate Robert B. Bell of Charlottesville and GOP Sen. William Stanley of Franklin County and have bipartisan support within their respective chambers. One would limit suspension …