Public School Expulsions

TitlePublic School Expulsions
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , education , Secondary Education
AbstractA fifteen year old boy with a history of discipline problems was expelled from school after he lit of a stick of dynamite in a toilet. The school district expelled him for a period of two years, and did not provide for him to receive any alternative education for this period. Though students expelled for this amount of time are almost guaranteed to drop out of school, this kind of punishment is legal under the Illinois School Code. However, a case is pending before the Supreme Court of North Carolina, where a student claims that being expelled from school for a prolonged period violates her right to receive a free public education, as no alternative education program was provided for her during the expulsion period.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2010
OEC Unique IdentifierAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics, Ethics Bowl
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