School Discipline

Child Trends’ school discipline work aims to dismantle the systemic and inequitable overuse of exclusionary discipline and promote disciplinary policies and practices that support all students. Students subjected to exclusionary practices such as out-of-school suspension lose instructional time when they are out of school and are at elevated risk for numerous negative outcomes. Disciplinary exclusion disproportionately affects Black, Latino, and Indigenous students, as well as students with disabilities.