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Who suspends a preschooler?

Earlier this month, NPR reported in “The Civil Rights Problem in US Schools: 10 New Numbers” that the US Department of Education released its Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2013–2014 school year (Though times can’t have changed that much, the data is for two years ago.) As I browsed their bulleted list of ten factoids, the statistics were upsetting, though not surprising— even this one: “Black preschoolers are 3.6 times more likely to be suspended than white preschoolers,” which did make me wonder, who suspends a preschooler? One problem with… Read more Who suspends a preschooler?