View Full Version : All NYC Elementary school suspensions, ages 4 to 10, jump 76% under Mayor Bloomberg

03-10-2011, 09:40 AM
This from N.Y. Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/03/10/2011-03-10_school_suspensions_spike_76_under_mike.html) by Rachel Monahan:
Suspensions for 4- to-10-year-olds soared by 76% since Mayor Bloomberg took control of city schools, the Daily News has learned.

Elementary school-age students were hit with 6,119 suspensions in the 2008-09 school year - up from 3,469 in 2002-03, a New York Civil Liberties Union analysis of city stats shows.

"All the research ... says this sort of frequent reliance on removing kids from school backfires," said education researcher Daniel Losen of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. "It doesn't work as a deterrent."

City Education Department officials attributed the increase in suspensions to a "zero tolerance" policy that began in 2005 requiring suspensions for any kid caught fighting.

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