The high numbers of suspensions in US schools have sparked an important debate among educators, physicians, and lawmakers on the effectiveness of Out of School Suspension (OSS), with particular emphasis on whether it does more harm than good. This article covers the history of school discipline and suggests some alternatives to suspension.Source:
Adam Guitierrez, Edudemic, October 10, 2016Description:
“Considering the negative consequences of OSS, it is no surprise that the U.S. DOE has recently stated that OSS should be phased out of disciplinary policies. This is further confirmed by data showing that it simply does not work. A review by Skiba and Losen
, in the Winter 2015-2016 edition of American Educator, cites data showing schools with higher rates of suspension have poorer safety and climate, and students with more suspensions are more likely to have future antisocial behaviors and more suspensions.”Read the full article here!