Suspensions going down, down, down
With the holiday and the hectic beginning of the week, I haven't had a chance yet to note the citywide suspension figures reported in our story Tuesday.
Through the first week in November, Baltimore schools had 4,027 suspensions in 2006. That went down to 3,533 in 2007 and (no kidding) 2,008 in 2008.
So, are schools heeding the direction to suspend for violent offenses and find alternative punishments for non-violent ones? Or are they not suspending (or recording suspensions) at all?