School Suspensions – At What Age?

The Boston Channel reported that in Massachusetts 2,210 pre-k-3rd grade students were suspended in the 2009-2010 school year. This amounts to 6,028 days out of school.

I believe that students should be suspended if they are a danger to themselves or others.  But isn’t their a better way than putting them out of school?  Taking students out of classrooms and out of school denies them of an education and at the same time leads them down the path of dropping out.