Some alsoert that reducing suspensions would improve school climate for all students. Government leaders have taken steps to encourage school discipline reform. The Obama administration has embarked on several initiatives to encourage schools to move away from suspensions and toward alternative strategies..In general, they find that the evidence for critiques of exclusionary discipline and in support of alternative strategies is relatively thin. In part, this is because many discipline reforms at the state and local levels have only been implemented in the last few years. While disparities in school discipline by race and disability status .Downloadable! In this article, we summarize the critiques of exclusionary discipline and examine the research base on which discipline policy reform rests.. - In 2014, the Obama administration issued guidance encouraging school districts to reform disciplinary practices to reduce the "disparate impact" on kids of color and students with disabilities. In response, some predicted it would trigger a tidal wave of investigations, school districts would simply stop .
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