Federal, state and local officials are pushing back against “get-tough” school disciplinary policies that took hold in numerous states during the past two decades. Research has found that arresting students for minor offenses such as tardiness or running in the hall puts them at much greater risk of getting caught up in the juvenile justice system within a year. Multiple suspensions or court appearances also make students far more likely to drop out of high school.
Officials push back against 'get-tough' school disciplinary policies
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