Should Schools Suspend Suspensions? | Above the Noise

Should Schools Suspend Suspensions? | Above the Noise
Should Schools Suspend Suspensions? | Above the Noise
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Suspensions have some unintended consequences. They disproportionately target minorities, and some students who get suspended are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school and become involved in the criminal justice system. But suspensions are viewed by some as a necessary tool to keep schools safe. It may not be great for the suspended student, but they say it’s more important to keep everyone else at the school safe. Should suspensions be suspended? Have your students watch the video and respond to the question in KQED Learn.

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