Welcome to the Student Rights Project blog. The Student Rights Project (SRP) is a student organization at the University of Michigan. Graduate students within the Law School, School of Social Work, and School of Education are eligible to join in our effort to make a positive impact on the public school system.
Too often, we find schools expelling students, often for minor offenses. These exclusionary policies direct students down the school-to-prison pipeline, rather than actually repair any harm done. SRP Advocates impact this system by taking on real cases of actual students who are facing expulsion and advocating for fair disciplinary action. Additionally, SRP is making macro change through our School Coding project, in which we help schools to implement school codes that emphasize student rights and restorative practices.
In a time in which schools are under increasing pressure to compete for resources, administrators are incentivized to kick out the students that aren’t making the grades. This system infringes on a student’s right to an education and puts our children at risk. It is more important than ever that we engage in student advocacy work, so that we ensure all children are honored their right to learn.
The SRP Blog will keep you updated on our work, events, projects, and more! If you are interested in learning more about what we do, or becoming an Advocate yourself, please contact us at SRPfirstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter @SRP_Michigan.