Second Chances: A Short Documentary on Suspension

 
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Over 50,000 young people are suspended in Maryland each year. 41% of these suspensions are for misbehavior such as falling asleep in class, school uniform violation or talking back to teachers. Additionally, for every one White student that is suspended in Maryland, three African American students are suspended. Students in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Design Team and Mentoring Video Project collaborated to create Second Chances, a short documentary on the topic of suspension in Maryland.

Second Chances Part One (Intro)

Second Chances Part Two (School Profiles)

Additional Resources:

Second Chances Film Discussion & Professional Development Tool

The School Discipline Process Handbook

Suspension Info Playlist

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