On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why there should be no controversy — and in fact, reformers should support — the Obama Administration’s effort to reduce the overuse of suspensions and expulsions. Decades of data and research has shown that the harshest school discipline doesn’t work for kids, fails to address the literacy and other academic issues behind student misbehavior, or aid in building cultures of genius in which they can learn.

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