On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why we must move away from overusing out-of-school suspensions and other forms of harsh school discipline. Suspensions do little to help children — especially young black men — stay on the path to brighter futures, or addresses the underlying issues behind both student misbehavior and cultues of mediocrity within schools.

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