John Merrow, who reports on education for PBS, did a segment on suspensions for children in kindergarten. He focused on the Success Academy charter schools and compared it to a public school in Brooklyn.

The segment begins with the U.S. Deepartment of Education’s view that out-of-school suspensions are very bad policy that discourage and stigmatize children.

The public school had no suspensions for little children. Eva Moskowitz’s charter schools believe in suspensions as good discipline.

In his interview with Eva, Merrow repeatedly challenged her claims. She told him that anecdotes are not data, then offered an anecdote. He showed data that her suspension rate was double that of KIPP.

Eva’s trump card? Spectacular test scores. Does she push out low-scoring kids? The same little children were repeatedly suspended until they withdrew and went to public school.

Reach your own judgment.