Sharp rise in pupils suspended for racism

The number of pupils suspended from school for racist abuse rose by nearly one-third in a year, government figures revealed today.

There was a 29% rise in temporary exclusions for this reason in England in 2004-05, taking the figure to 3,390, according to the most recently available information collated by the Department for Education and Skills.

Suspensions for all reasons rose by 13% on the previous year, with one-quarter of all suspensions due to physical attacks on other pupils or staff.

Sharp rise in pupils suspended for racism | News crumb | EducationGuardian.co.uk

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