Eye on Education

Black Students More Likely To Be Suspended As Early As Preschool

A new report released from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Friday further substantiates a story we brought you last week–black students are more likely to be suspended and receive harsh discipline than their white peers. And as NPR reports, the disparity begins in preschool, where almost half of all children who are suspended more than once are black.

A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.

Read more at: www.npr.org

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