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Professor Tulman Quoted in Justice Policy Institute Study on D.C. Education

Tuesday, February 21, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Professor Joseph Tulman, Director of the School of Law's Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic and Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth, was quoted in Justice Policy Institute's study on D.C. education titled, "The Education of D.C.: How Washington D.C.’s investments in education can help increase public safety." According to the study, policymakers in D.C. need to look beyond policing and incarceration when it comes to the city’s public safety strategy.

"The right answer – and the right thing to do -- is to keep young people in school,” says Professor Tulman. "Pushing children who miss school into the delinquency system defies common sense; it is counter-productive. When authorities use aversive responses and promote punitive policies, they increase kids’ alienation from school and decrease the likelihood that those kids will pass to the next grade and ultimately graduate from high school. We know what works: school-wide positive behavioral programs, along with individualized services for students who have particularly difficult circumstances that contribute to school exclusion and absences.”
Joseph Tulman






 Read more at Justice Policy Institute, "Education is Key to Public Safety"

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