EDUCATION

New Orleans Schools: A Nexus Of Poverty, High Expulsion Rates, Hyper-security And Novice Teachers

07/23/2011 02:06 pm ET | Updated Sep 22, 2011

John, an eighth grader at the time, gives another student on school grounds a candy bar. He is spotted by a security guard and told he now faces suspension. Frightened, John runs, getting caught twice and slapped with handcuffs as many times, acquiring bruises along his wrists in the process. A jacket his grandmother purchased is torn during the scuffle with the much larger security personnel.

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