Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A racial divide in school discipline

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) May 8, 2012

"Black and Hispanic students across the state are suspended from school at far greater rates than their white classmates, and education experts say this disparate treatment of students is widening the achievement gap. Students who are excluded from the classroom, education experts say, are more likely to fall behind in their class work and less likely to graduate.
Last year, black and Hispanic students received nearly 75 percent of the 42,913 external suspensions given to Connecticut students, even though they made up just 32 percent of student enrollment, according to an analysis of student discipline data by Connecticut Voices for Children." Read More

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