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.


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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.