A new study looking at the costs associated with suspending students in California finds that taxpayers are on the hook for billions of dollars each year due to the impact of suspensions, which can lower the high school graduation rate.Source:
Stephen Noonoo, Education Dive, March 13, 2017Description:
California is likely not the only state losing money due to the cost of suspensions and zero-tolerance discipline policies that lead to more dropouts. The real costs of such policies, according to EdSource, take into account the lower earning potential of non high school graduates compared to their peers who do graduate and the resulting impact on the economy.
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