Dick Startz reports on”New research by Adam Wright, “Teachers’ Perceptions of Students’ Disruptive Behavior: The Effect of Racial Congruence and Consequences for School Suspension,” documents that black teachers have much less negative views of black student behavior than do white teachers. . . . For black students, being matched with a black teacher matters.” In terms of suspensions he notes, “Wright shows that the more times a black student is matched with a black teacher, the less likely that student is to be suspended.”