A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Suspended Reality: The Impact of Suspension Policy on Student Safety
Think Twice - Dec 07, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Author(s) - Will Flanders and Ameillia Wedward
A recent Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) report suggests a relationship between school suspension rates and some students' perceptions of safety in Milwaukee schools. Its conclusion-which was examined in a new review-claims a causal chain that begins with unpunished misconduct in schools and ends with disruptive classroom environments that harm primarily African American students.
Reviewer(s) - Kathryn E. Wiley, University of Colorado Boulder; Kate Somerville, University of Colorado Boulder
Kathryn E. Wiley and Kate Somerville of the University of Colorado Boulder reviewed Suspended Reality: The Impact of Suspension Policy on Student Safety. They found numerous concerns, including unsupported claims, misleading interpretations, and the use of racially criminalizing stereotypes of African American students.