Suspending Young Students May Be Ineffective

05/7/2002 | Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

Suspending young school children does little good in altering misbehavior, according to experts. "It's at a very high cost that we kick a kid out of school, not only academically, but our research shows an increasing risk for a whole set of negative outcomes," says Robert Blum, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Adolescent Health and Development. Others say suspending these kids at least clears the way for other children to learn.

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