June 3 2016

Ed Source – Cost of suspensions is high for students who drop out after discipline, report finds


A boy alone in a classroom with his head down on a desk.

…Putting a cold financial price tag on the impact of school discipline practices, researchers have calculated that a 10th-grade California student who drops out because of suspension could end up costing the public $755,000 in lost tax revenue and increased health care and criminal justice expenses over the life of the student, according to a report released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies. The researchers amalgamated decades of studies to produce what they said was the first report to isolate the role of suspensions in increasing dropout rates and to quantify the economic cost of suspending students on a national level and in two states, California and Florida…

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