Suspended Freshmen Less Likely To Graduate

Apr. 28, 2013 / By

photo: Schlüsselbein2007/ BY-NC-SA

photo: Schlüsselbein2007/ BY-NC-SA

From Youth Radio

Graphics by Teresa Chin

School suspensions during freshman year seem to have a lasting effect on students’ high school careers — but not in the way they are intended. According to a new series of reports released from the UCLA Civil Rights Project, a student suspended even once in ninth grade is less likely to graduate from high school compared to his or her peers who never got in trouble. And suspensions aren’t distributed equally among students, according to one of the reports from Johns Hopkins University. Check out our infographic below.

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