Booker praises Baltimore school that sends kids to yoga instead of detention
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Poll: 33 percent of voters undecided on who won third Democratic debate Jon Bon Jovi: Booker would 'do an amazing job' as president MORE (D-N.J.) on Tuesday praised a Baltimore school program that assigns students to yoga classes instead of detention.

“This is amazing. When we talk about ending the school-to-prison pipeline, this is exactly the kind of thoughtful, innovative and commonsense practice to we need to adopt,” Booker tweeted, linking to a video from NowThisNews profiling the initiative.




The program at Fort Washington Elementary Middle/Elementary School in Baltimore aims to provide positive alternatives to keep students out of trouble, according to the video.

“It’s important for kids to meditate in Baltimore City and our environment just because the stress, trauma and all the negative things that’s going on in our life,” Ramone Brown, the program’s yoga instructor, says in the clip.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? The Memo: Times correction gives GOP lifeline in latest Kavanaugh controversy MORE (D-N.Y.) offered similar praise for the program, tweeting the same clip Monday.

“I’ve worked w a LOT of kids in my past educational work. The ones who 'act up' almost always have issues at home or otherwise,” she wrote.

“Esp when it comes to elementary students, suspension + detention can make things worse. What kids need is healing tools + policy that helps families,” she added.