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The overuse of suspension in American public schools threatens the success of all students

Perry, Brea (2015) The overuse of suspension in American public schools threatens the success of all students. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

n 2010, over 3 million children were suspended from U.S. schools, with black and Latino youth disproportionately affected. In new research, Brea L. Perry looks at the consequences of what has become a widespread punishment for young adults. By using records of school suspensions and academic achievement, she finds that suspensions are used as a punitive response to negative behavior, rather than to keep schools safer, and that their use does not improve the learning environment for any students. She also finds that suspensions are particularly harmful to students’ academic achievement if they are used without restraint and in schools with lower levels of student violence.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 16:50
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60905

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