"“A lot of people say there’s not a correlation between student-teacher relations and suspension rate,” Butler said. “But I have a very strong belief that there is. If there were stronger relationships between teachers and students, suspension rates would go down.”
Participating in this workshop aligns with Diversity Talks’ mission, she said. The startup is currently seeking partnerships with school districts that have high suspension rates, high chronic absenteeism rates for students and teachers, high teacher turnover and a student-teacher diversity gap."