Suspensions have some unintended consequences. They disproportionately target minorities, and some students who get suspended are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school and become involved in the criminal justice system. But suspensions are viewed by some as a necessary tool to keep schools safe. What do you think? Should schools get rid of suspensions or are they an important means of discipline? Support your answer with evidence.
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. School discipline practices have changed a lot throughout the years. Create an interactive timeline that shows 3-5 points in time when school discipline was very different than it is today.
Web tools for making Interactive Timelines - Timeline JS
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.