Thanks to Erica Green for highlighting the issue of preschool suspensions ("Pre-K suspensions common in Maryland schools," Nov. 11). A child this young acting out enough to elicit such a harsh response from an adult tells us much more about the adults than the child. But we should be asking a lot more about the children.

Are these children crying out for help, for attention, in frustration? Are there learning issues going undetected and unmet? Are teachers seeking help for these students to see if they need additional services to succeed? Are they getting that help from the city or county central office?

The response to children this young who act out could be setting the stage for future success or future failure.

Carol Beck, Baltimore

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