I am writing in response to the article, “Pushing Out the ‘School Pushout’ ” published Sept. 21. In this piece, Ricardo Reyna argues there is an overuse in suspension of students at schools. With constant suspension, individuals are being pushed away from suspension and are “given up on.”
Although I agree schools should have a restorative justice program, teachers still have a reasonable purpose to suspend a student due to disruption of the class. When a single student begins to disrupt a class, students lose focus on essential information in which acts as a base of their knowledge.
That knowledge is essential to the next information students will be informed of in the next level and this knowledge affects one to several individuals future. For instance, the students currently learning are the students in which will create a stable economy.
Some students become doctors to help the sick and injured, some become engineers to help our society find cures or efficient ways to keep society stable, etc. When their education is being disrupted, in some way, their future, along with yours is potentially being harmed. When a society falls, like dominoes, several other factors fall, destroying stability.
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Bianca Rodriguez, Fowler