New Study Documents Huge Racial Disparity in School Suspensions

OutofSchool-OffTrack_UCLA_4-8-1A new study by researchers at the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles finds that Black students in the nation’s public schools are three times as likely as White students, twice as likely as Hispanic students, and 10 times as likely as Asian students to be suspended from school.

The study found that up to 40 percent of all Black students in schools in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, and St. Louis were suspended at least once during the school year.

The report, Out of School & Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools, is available here.

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