Civil Rights Data Confirms Black Students Disciplined More Harshly

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Source: Washington Post

The U.S. Department of Education released its 2015-16 Civil Rights Data on more than 17,000 public school districts earlier this week.

The report found that disparities between black students and their counterparts are growing in terms of treatment and discipline in schools. Black students are more likely to have be suspended and expelled.

Additionally, students of color are more likely to face harsher discipline than white students, the report said.

Of student arrests made during that period, 31 percent of them were black students, while the year before that the percentage was 27.

Students with disabilities were also found to face more discipline than their counterparts, making up 28 percent of all arrests.

Education leaders are urging that more needs to be done to ensure that all students are treated fairly, so that black students and minorities are not suffering and their education is not jeopardized.

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