Students Can’t Get Suspended For Talking Back

By Jayson Campadonia, KABC

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday which bans public and charter schools from suspending students for what called “willful defiance.” The term basically means a kid can’t get in trouble for things like talking back to a teacher, or falling asleep in class. Current law already prohibits suspensions for students up to the third grade, but the new law taking effect next July will extend the permanent ban to grades four and five.