Student Vandalism and Public Schools: The Scope of the Illinois Educators' Directive to Discipline
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Following a brief review of the costs that student vandalism imposes upon society, and the history of discipline in public education, this Article turns to a discussion of the part due process considerations must play in Illinois school officials' decisions to suspend or expel pupils. Despite both procedural and substantive guarantees for students, the power to decisively act against vandals threatening to impede the educational process remains broad. An appendix to the Article sets forth a proposed regulation to assist educators in dealing with student vandals.