Eight Thousand Pre-Schoolers Suspended
About 8,000 preschool students were suspended from U.S. preschools in 2011-2012, and 42 percent were African-American – even though black children make up about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? Suspending 4 year-olds? Because we believe that our teaching and learning processes are correct, we fault people. Obviously, we need to find better way to punish misbehavior? What do we teach children who seek attention by misbehaving when we suspend them? And who wishes to explain why we are suspending so many black children?