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Meet the school principal who has never expelled or suspended a student – ABC News

It might sound like a soft-touch approach, but school principal Kerry White refuses to expel or suspend his students. His reasoning is simple: it only makes matters worse.



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Kerry White has been a principal for 37 years and he’s never suspended or expelled a student.
Key points:

  • Figures show state schools around the country are suspending and expelling students at higher rates than ever
  • Research suggests these methods do not work and make behaviour worse
  • One family took on the Tasmanian Government over its old-fashioned modes of punishment and won

The reason he has is simple: it only makes matters worse.
“We keep them in-house b…

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Sue Gilroy