Breaking Schools’ Rules
Resource type: Research Report
The Council of State Governments Justice Center & Public Policy Research Institute |
A Statewide Study on How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement
Sixty per cent of Texas’ students were suspended or expelled at least once between their seventh- and 12th-grade years, according to this groundbreaking statewide study that tracked the individual records of nearly 1 million Texas public secondary school students over six years.
This study also found that when students are suspended or expelled, the likelihood that they will repeat a grade, not graduate, and/or become involved in the juvenile justice system increases significantly. African-American students and children with particular educational disabilities who qualify for special education were suspended and expelled at especially high rates.
It was prepared by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and Open Society Foundations.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center is an Atlantic grantee.
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