In ‘Notes,’ an education in injustice from Anna Deavere Smith

BOSTON GLOBE: CAMBRIDGE — Early on in Anna Deavere Smith’s solo show, “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education,” a news clip offers a chilling statistic. Some 7,500 children were suspended from public preschool in a single year. It’s a huge red flag when adults are writing off 4-year-olds and labeling them as “bad.”

That simple fact is at the core of this sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes frustrating, yet always thought-provoking piece about the school-to-prison pipeline, which is making its New England premiere at the American Repertory Theater. 

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