No thug left behind | Joanne

Under Arne Duncan and John King, the Education Department pushed schools to reduce racial disparities in “exclusionary discipline,” writes Emily DeRuy in The Atlantic. They vowed to end the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

“In recent years, large school districts from Los Angeles to Baltimore have moved away from using suspensions and expulsions to address misbehavior, favoring ideas like restorative justice or what are known as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), instead.”

Teacher John Ekblad, who suffered a brain injury when he was assaulted by a student, is suing St. Paul…

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