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Bill Seeks to Bring Clarity to Rules on Student Protests

April 6, 2021

If a measure working its way through the General Assembly becomes law, Maryland school systems would be required to allow students to engage in peaceful demonstrations. It would also seek to clarify the restrictions that administrators can impose in the interests of safety, according to the measure’s sponsor, Del. Eric D. Ebersole (D-Baltimore and Howard counties), a retired teacher. “It’s supposed to create rules that the school understands, so we don’t interrupt the school day and instruction, but at the same time let students know how to proceed so that they can demonstrate without having an uneven disciplinary policy,” the lawmaker said on Friday.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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