(ACLU) – Students missed over 11 million days of school in 2015-16 because of suspensions. That’s 60,000 school years and 60 million hours of lost education. All in a single school year.
Millions of students are in schools with cops but no counselor, social worker, or nurse. In 2015-2016, there was a student-to-counselor ratio of 444:1.
Over 96 percent of the “serious offenses” reported in the new data do not involve weapons.
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