Max Eden

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Session

Discipline Reform – The Rhetoric vs. The Evidence

Over the past five years, there has been a sea change in school discipline. School districts have, thanks in large part due to pressure from federal directives and activist groups, dramatically curtailed traditional discipline in favor of “restorative justice.” What has happened to school climate and safety as suspension numbers have plummeted? Although you’d never know it to read the coverage, almost all of the evidence suggests that these reforms have proven a disaster for students and teachers.This session will walk through the available evidence, and suggest a path forward.

Bio

Max Eden is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Before joining MI, he was program manager of the education policy studies department at the American Enterprise Institute. Eden’s research interests include early education, school choice, and federal education policy. He was coeditor, with Frederick M. Hess, of The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States (2017). Eden’s work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets, such as the Journal of School Choice, Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, National Review, Claremont Review of Books. He holds a BA from Yale University.

Archive

Philadelphia 2018

Discipline Reform – The Rhetoric vs. The Evidence

Over the past five years, there has been a sea change in school discipline. School districts have, thanks in large part due to pressure from federal directives and activist groups, dramatically curtailed traditional discipline in favor of “restorative justice.” What has happened to school climate and safety as suspension numbers have plummeted? Although you’d never know it to read the coverage, almost all of the evidence suggests that these reforms have proven a disaster for students and teachers.This session will walk through the available evidence, and suggest a path forward.