The Impact Of School Policies And Analysis Strategies

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“During the last twenty years, schools across the nation have dropped their values for suspending and expelling students. The subsequent trends in punitive policy enforcement are conspicuous in a great number of states. “The national number of suspensions has increased from approximately 1.7 million in 1974 to more than 3.3 million in 2006. More recently, during the 2009–2010 school year, a reported 3,081,240.55 children were suspended at least once. With reference to expulsions nationally, in 2006 the Department of Education projected that approximately 102,077 students are expelled from their learning environments annually (Rodriguez, 2013).” Moreover, when students are suspended, or expelled, they are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out, or become involved with the juvenile system.
Therefore, this paper will explore the impact of various school policies and analysis strategies that have been implemented to address this issue, particularly for youth, including students of color, students from poverty, and students with disabilities who have been shown to be at higher risk. The pipeline starts when school administrations and teachers push children out of the school system by placing them on out-of-school suspension, transferring them to alternative schools expelling them, and/ or having them arrested for minor infractions.
The paradigm school-to-prison pipeline refers to the disturbing national trend in which youth is funneled out of public school and into the
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