Middle school study says suspensions of black students are disproportionate

Sept. 14, 2010
Black boys are nearly 3 times as likely as white boys to be suspended from school

From The New York Times: In many of the nation’s middle schools, black boys were nearly three times as likely to be suspended as white boys, and black girls were suspended at four times the rate of white girls. Those are some of the findings in a study, “Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis,” published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization. The study analyzed four decades of U.S. Department of Education data on suspensions.
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