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Do School Suspensions Work?

Do School Suspensions Work? | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Several schools have suspended children for joking about guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:

"One of the reasons suspension sticks around is that the alternatives require more money and effort, at least up front. Researchers suggest pairing in-school suspension with regular counseling, or offering so-called positive behavior support classes, which teach appropriate conduct in the same way schools teach writing or mathematics. Other creative solutions include youth courts, in which students sit in judgment of one another, or restorative circles, which involves bringing together the offender and the victim with other students to work out a fair resolution to conflict. Still, most reformers concede that suspension has its place, especially in the immediate aftermath of violence."


There are other options.  There are..........

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Fresno Schools Look to Oakland for Restorative Justice Model - New America Media

Fresno Schools Look to Oakland for Restorative Justice Model - New America Media | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
#Fresno Schools Look to #Oakland for Restorative Justice Model http://t.co/ggc0u12G RT @NewAmericaMedia...

 

Restorative justice is a model worth looking into.  

 

 

Three principles form the foundation for restorative justice:

 

http://www.restorativejustice.org/university-classroom/01introduction/


Justice requires that we work to restore those who have been injured.
Those most directly involved and affected by crime should have the opportunity to participate fully in the response if they wish.
Government's role is to preserve a just public order, and the community's is to build and maintain a just peace.

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