“Expelled.” “Suspended.” “Leave school and don’t return until…”
No matter how it’s phrased, every parent dreads these words. The repercussions from one expulsion can echo throughout a child’s life. Severe disciplinary action is so linked to later school failure and even criminal involvement that many refer to it as the “pre-school-to-prison” pipeline. The American Bar Association compares expulsion’s impact to that of a jail sentence.