With Suspension Rates Up, Schools are Rethinking Discipline


By Jackie Mader

Recently released data shows an astounding 73,000 suspensions in New York City last year. Suspension rates are on the rise across the nation and African-American students are three times as likely to be suspended as their white peers. Some teachers say that suspensions are overused, and studies show they have long-term effects. In a partnership with Uptown Radio, Jackie Mader reports that the new data is pushing schools to think differently about their discipline policies.

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