This Model Code articulates a vision for all community stakeholders based on the best practices, research and personal experiences of students, parents and educators from around the country. It is also built around a human rights framework for schools which recognizes that the goal of education must be to support all children and young people in reaching their full potential. The Introduction describes how this human rights framework envisions an educational system where schools adapt to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of every student; where students, parents, and teachers all participate in decisions affecting education; where all students are treated with dignity and attend school free from discrimination of any kind; and where communities play a central role in monitoring education policies and practices to continuously improve educational outcomes for students. In adopting a human rights approach to education, we aim to respect the rights and needs of every individual who studies in, works in and supports our schools.
Here you can download the full 150 page PDF of the DSC Model Code on Education and Dignity, a set of recommended policies for federal, state and local policymakers to ... MORE