Christina Koch wrote the Op-Ed “School Discipline Policies Should Be Less Reactive, More Restorative.” This article appeared in Maryland Matters and discusses the impact of exclusionary discipline on students in the Maryland school system.
Koch wrote "Exclusionary discipline is connected to poorer academic outcomes for students, negative school climate for everyone in the school and higher student dropout rates. For each suspension it decreases the odds that a student will graduate by 20%. Exclusionary discipline costs the U.S. $35 billion annually when accounting for the decrease in tax dollars generated, the cost of incarceration, and the cost of public benefits consumed by those who do not finish high school."
Read the entire article here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2020/05/13/opinion-school-discipline-policies-should-be-less-reactive-more-restorative