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Gorsuch's education-related rulings display wit, independence, eloquence

On Board Online • February 20, 2017

By James E. Beyer
Harris Beach

When a seventh grader burped and laughed repeatedly during a physical education class in Albuquerque, N.M., the teacher put him in the hallway. When he continued the behavior, she summoned the school resource officer, who arrested the 13-year-old on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the educational process. The officer patted him down, handcuffed him and drove him to a juvenile detention facility.

The case eventually reached the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, where Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch found himself the only judge on a three-member panel who thought the boy's family was right in asserting that school officials mishandled the situation.

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NYSSBA statement on 2016 graduation rates

FOR RELEASE: February 10, 2017

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NYSSBA is encouraged that overall graduation rates across the state continue to climb. However, we are deeply concerned that graduation gaps among students of color, English language learners, and students in poorer districts continue to persist. These gaps lend support to our belief that the state needs to provide adequate state aid, especially to those districts that are less wealthy and have greater numbers of students for whom English is not their primary language. NYSSBA calls for an additional $2 billion overall in the 2017-18 state budget, including $1.4 billion in foundation aid.

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