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School suspensions reach into hundreds

11.9.2011 | Riverdale Press | “Schools are under a lot of pressure these days to perform and a child who is more difficult and taking a lot of teacher time, it’s very tempting to get rid of them,” said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York.  Kim Sweet said the Department of Education puts a lot of pressure on principals and that pressure, in turn, is passed along to students.... Read article