Suspensions more frequent and longer in New York City schools

Jan. 28, 2011
New York Civil Liberties Union issues report on student suspensions

From The New York Times: The number of New York City student suspensions more than doubled in the six years after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took control of public schools and as the city moved toward a zero-tolerance approach toward misbehavior. A report, compiled by the New York Civil Liberties Union and based on 10 years of suspension statistics, echoes a nationwide trend toward mandatory suspensions for an increasing variety of infractions. In New York City, at least, the suspensions also have kept students away from the classroom for longer periods.
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