School Suspensions Having Harmful Effect on Disadvantaged Students

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Education experts are highlighting the ineffectiveness of school suspensions as a behavioural rectification strategy. Research appears to support an education-oriented approach, rather than one focused on punishment.

School suspensions are said to disproportionately impact students already experiencing disadvantage. Experts are calling on the Australian education system to rethink the current approach and explore alternative strategies.

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