When you suspend students, they might not come back

Punishing kids for being late to school often means students won’t show up to school again at all. Tara García Mathewson is a reporter covering inequality and innovation in K-12 education and oversees coverage for Hechinger en Español as the languages editor. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how suspensions for missing class have resulted in higher dropout rates, lower college attendance, even involvement with the criminal justice system. Her report, “Education Suspended,” is a collaboration between The Hechinger Report and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.