Suspending, expelling students can hurt in long run
February 25, 2013 (WLS) -- Zero tolerance punishment policies at schools are not having the desired effect, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Suspending or expelling a child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routine punishment for bullying, drug use or other problems, the organization said.
Students who are suspended or expelled are more likely to never get a high school diploma, end up in the juvenile justice system or never get a job at all, according to a new study in the journal "Pediatrics".
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