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Project Dropout: School Suspensions May Push Students Out

The number of Massachusetts students suspended for 10 days or more has more than doubled in the last five years. During the 2006-2007 school year, more than 4,000 school children spent at least two weeks out of school.

Studies show kids who are suspended are three times as likely to drop out. Childrens' advocates, doctors and juvenile justice people say the schools are indiscriminately pushing kids out of school.

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

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

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