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New York Times Reports on Discipline in Schools

The New York Times reported in the Education section on July 19, 2011: “School Discipline Study Raises Fresh Questions.”

The article raised questions about the effectiveness of school discipline. A study found that 31 percent of Texas students were suspended off campus or expelled at least once during their  middle and high school years at an average of almost four times for each student.

The article reported, “In the last 20 to 25 years, there have been dramatic increases in the number of suspensions and expulsions,” said Michael Thompson, who headed the study as director of the Justice Center at the Council of State Governments, a nonpartisan group.

The findings are “very much representative of the nation as a whole,” … >>>