Vanessa Walsh, a 2L at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the Deseret News on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Titled “School discipline needs to change,” Walsh comments on her work as part of the Public Policy Clinic with Professor Emily Chiang.
“One in 5 students drop out of Utah high schools. When students are removed from school by suspensions or expulsions, they are more likely to enter the criminal justice system and/or drop out of school, which has consequences that extend far beyond future earning potential.”