Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured in a November 29, 2014, Deseret News article, “Why is my child punished? Finding solutions to uneven discipline in Utah schools.”
Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting in elementary school, and that children with disabilities, children of color and American Indian children are much more likely to be disciplined than their white counterparts.