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Staff Attorney

The Lawyers'Committee
294 Washington Street Suite 443
Boston , Massachusetts 02108
United States

Company Description: The Lawyers' Committee is a private,nonprofit,nonpartisan legal organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race...   more

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"The research suggests suspension is ..., 29 Dec 2014 [cached]
"The research suggests suspension is counterproductive, it does not remedy negative student behaviors and may in fact further them," said Matt Cregor, an attorney with the Boston-based Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. Cregor is one of the authors of a November report that found black and Hispanic students, on average, are suspended at higher rates than their white counterparts in Massachusetts schools. Black students, for example, accounted for 43 percent of out-of-school suspensions and 39 percent of expulsions in Massachusetts, while making up just 8.7 percent of students in the state, according to the report. Black students throughout Massachusetts, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice report states, are nearly four times more likely than whites to be suspended, while Hispanics are about three times more likely to be suspended than their white peers. The issue, Cregor said, is a national problem.
"What worries us here is we're using a powerful tool, out-of-school suspension, on minor misbehavior and we're doing it disproportionately to our most vulnerable youth," Cregor said.
Matthew Cregor,Staff ..., 24 July 2014 [cached]
Matthew Cregor,Staff Attorney
Matthew Cregor,Staff Attorney
Matt Cregor is an education attorney and an expert on school discipline law and policy. Matt joined the Lawyers'Committee in January,2014,and handles a variety of education matters including discipline,special education,and student assignment. Before that,Matt worked as a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,Inc. (LDF),where he led its federal advocacy on school discipline,partnering with national civil rights groups and parent-led,student-led,and teacher-led organizations in the Dignity in Schools Campaign to secure the issuance and introduction of discipline-related federal policy guidance and legislation. Matt also co-facilitated the School-to-Prison Pipeline Legal Strategies Collaborative,which convenes legal organizations from across the country to develop novel legal strategies for improving school discipline. Matt has served on discipline-related advisory boards for the Council of State Governments,the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges,and the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children. Prior to his time at the Lawyers'Committee and LDF,Matt worked on local,state,and federal education matters as a staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery,Alabama. He is a 2006 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.
Matt Cregor
Matthew Cregor,Staff Attorney
Our Staff | NAACP LDF, 15 July 2013 [cached]
Matt Cregor Assistant Counsel of the Education Practice
Matt Cregor joined the LDF staff full-time in July 2010 after serving as a consultant for LDF's "Dismantling the School-to-Prison... More
"At a time when our schools ..., 24 Nov 2009 [cached]
"At a time when our schools are squeezed for money in this difficult economy, this is a remarkable opportunity to help students and teachers by bringing innovative and proven approaches into classrooms," said Matthew Cregor, an SPLC attorney and member of the campaign.
About Us « The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Matthew Cregor,Staff Attorney
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