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Suspensions Soar

Suspensions          Soar

The federal government has data on expulsions for only one year, 1996-97, when 87,000 students were expelled. Suspensions, however, have risen sharply in recent years. The numbers only show the number of students suspended, regardless of the times they were suspended.

Year
 
Number Suspended
 
Percent of Students
 
1997-98
1991-92
1983-84
1973-74
3.19 million
2.39 million
1.87 million
1.70 million
6.92%
5.63%
4.74%
3.73%

Source: Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Reports, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

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CONTENTS
Vol. 15, No. 3

The Return to Separate and Unequal

Special Report: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Rethinking the Basal Reader

Listening to Children

Finding Signs of Hope

A Lifetime of Lessons

"On Creative Extremism"

Standards, Markets, and Creating School Failure

Bush Plan Fails Schools

Paige Leads Dubious Cast of Education Advisors

Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation

Real World Projects

Sharing the Movement

The Lives of Migrant Farmworkers

Looking For the Girls

Challenging the Images

Examining Media Violence

Videos on Sexism and Violence in the Media

Decatur Revisited

Suspensions Soar

Students Vs. Jostens Inc.