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Project Dropout: Report Calls For Review Of School Discipline Laws

A justice advocacy group is calling for a review of state laws governing school discipline.

A new report by the Appleseed Center for Law and Justice says the majority of children suspended or expelled in Massachusetts are special education students.

During the 2006-2007 year, schools permanently expelled 365 students. Joan Meschino from the Appleseed Center says the state should ask why kids are expelled.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the full story, go to ProjectDropout.org.

This program aired on March 6, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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