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Poverty Can Change Kids’ Brain Chemistry, but Educators in Spokane Learned How to Counteract It

As research mounts underscoring how ineffective school suspensions are for correcting student misbehavior, a parallel truth bears repeating: Some kids are not easy to handle.

Often, they do a lot more than curse teachers or talk back, as the new film Paper Tigers shows. In it, James Redford (son of Robert) profiles a high school in Walla Walla that was full of kids who’d been kicked out of other programs. They threw chairs.

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