Charter Schools Suspend Kids, Public Schools Don’t — Which Does Better?
Progressive educators are at it again, claiming that suspending students from school is unfair. Never mind that keeping disruptive kids in class is unfair to the ones who want to learn.
The Seattle school board announced this week a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for elementary school kids because they want to “starve the [school-to]-prison pipeline at its source,” as one board member put it.
While there is a strong correlation between students who are suspended from school and those who end up in prison, there is no evidence that this suspension is the cause of their future criminal records. Could it be that they are suspended, and later arrested, because they’re acting badly? Is coddling that behavior really going to stop it?