School Climate

Every child deserves to learn in a nurturing environment that fosters learning, promotes safety, and maintains system of rules that are applied fairly and equitably. The ACLU has aimed a spotlight on the inconsistent and ineffective policies across Maryland school districts which have led to disproportionate rates of suspension and expulsion. In Baltimore City, the Education Reform Project helped the school system develop a student Code of Conduct that has dramatically reduced suspension rates. We continue to monitor, evaluate, and advocate for nuanced, uniform discipline policies and practices in school systems throughout Maryland.



MD VEC English

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in English

MD VEC Spanish

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in Spanish

KYR - Student Walkouts

Know Your Rights: Student Walkouts in Public Schools