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Black students not as likely to be suspended by black teachers

A "thinking chair" is one method used in teacher Cherie Wood's kindergarten classroom at Willard Elementary School in Pasadena.
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According to a new article published in Education Next, African-American students are less likely to be suspended by African-American teachers than by white ones.

Why's that the case?

A Martinez speaks with Constance Lindsay, a professor at American University about her research.

To hear the entire conversation click on the audio embedded at the top of this post.