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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Report Finds Racial Gap in Student Suspensions

This article examines the racial disparity in student suspensions. It's a thoughtful article... if for no other reason than the surprise that some school districts actually suspend children for persistent disruption. (Instead of having to reserve that tool for more serious issues.) I find this quote especially salient:
But any effort to study why black children are suspended more than whites should include looking at how well a mostly white teaching corps connects with an increasing number of black students, school officials say.

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