An article in the Washington Post describes the high rates of suspension and expulsion at some of DC’s charter schools.

They say they do it to keep the other children safe.

Charter advocates like to say that public schools should learn from their innovative practices. Kicking kids out is not all that innovative. Public schools used to do it years ago; maybe there are still some who do it.

Where do the children go when they are expelled? Where are the schools that are required to accept them?

I thought that charter schools would teach everyone how to deal with problem children, not how to get rid of them. We already knew that routine.