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Many May Resist Attempts to Reduce Out-of-School Suspensions

Teachers May Rule Against Reduction of Out-of-School Suspensions

Superintendents who want to reduce the numbers of student suspensions say teachers and principals are pushing back. 

According to a new survey by The School Superintendents Association, half of superintendents said they strongly wished to reduce expulsions and OSS (out-of-school suspensions) during their time of leadership. The catch is that 72 percent would expect pushback from teachers and 57 percent would expect opposition from principals. 

"The report also found that superintendents tended to view and treat school discipline differently depending upon whether they worked in an urban, rural or suburban district, and whether or not their district housed a high concentration of students living in poverty," said the article featured in The Huffington Post. "Superintendents who worked in urban and high-poverty districts were more likely to report that their school discipline policy was in need of revision, and that out-of-school suspensions encourage absenteeism and disengagement from schools."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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