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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:36 PM

 

Wisconsin suspended 34% of all its enrolled black secondary students in 2011-12

Study finds large racial disparities in how some school districts suspend students

According to the report titled "Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap?," huge racial disparities exist in a relatively small number of school districts across the country. For example, schools in the area in and around St. Louis, Missouri, which erupted in riots following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman last year, suspend black students more frequently than white students, researchers said.

The state of Missouri now ranks first in the nation for having the largest gap in the way its elementary schools suspend black students compared to white students and fourth in the nation at the secondary level. Statewide, elementary schools in Missouri suspended 14.4 percent of their black students at least once in 2011-12 compared to 1.8 percent of white students. At the secondary level, Wisconsin ranked No. 1 by suspending 34 percent of all enrolled black students in a single year, producing a 30-point gap between blacks and whites.

Also, the report showed that Florida schools suspended students most frequently at both elementary and secondary levels. The Sunshine State suspended 5.1 percent of its elementary students and 19 percent of its secondary students just in 2011-12, the latest data available.

While K-12 data reported by the nation's more than 12,000 school districts was released last year, the U.S. Department of Education has never attempted, according to the researchers, the type of statistical breakout made possible by the UCLA center.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-large-racial-disparities-school-districts_1.html#jCp

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 10:03 PM

1. Suspend 34% when they're young

Incarcerate 34% when they're older.

Fuck the US.

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 10:59 PM

2. Is this a method to cook the books?

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