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ERIC Number: ED136376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-29
Pages: 8
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Can Schools Suspend Your Children? Revised.
Thomas, Donald
The problem with suspensions is that they create a conflict of rights. On the one hand, there is the basic right of all students to obtain an education without violence, conflict, abuse, extortion, or intimidation. On the other hand, there is the right of the individual student to receive justice and due process. Recent court decisions support conflicting points of view although some areas are being clarified--suspensions are legal under certain conditions when proper procedures are followed; suspensions may have been overused as a discipline measure; suspensions appear to be appropriate as a short-term emergency measure; prior to suspension, students are entitled to a fair hearing and to due process; and, to avoid liability, schools should provide alternative educational opportunities for suspended students. (Author/IRT)
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