If you attended a school that failed to provide essential resources to facilitate students’ learning, such as a classroom and a consistent teacher, would it harm you? When students receive out-of-school suspensions for minor offenses that result in several weeks of missed instruction and low achievement, is that not violence?
~ Dr. Charles Bell
Charles Bell, Ph.D.
Charles Bell is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University. He is a Detroit native and his scholarship and teaching focus on how school punishment impacts Black families.
Did You Know?
Research shows out-of-school suspension harms students' academic achievement and increases the likelihood that a student will drop out and end up incarcerated? Learn more here.