Keeping Kids in Class: Fixing Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Feb 01, 2013 | by
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School boards and school administrators must weigh all the consequences of school discipline policies, including theunintended consequences. When students are not in school, they miss out on education opportunities. School disciplinary policies that disproportionately keep students of color out of school reduce their opportunities to learn and increase gaps in educational achievement. The data presented in this report clearly show that Arkansas schools rely far too often on disciplinary approaches that keep too many of our students out of school, thus limiting their opportunityto learn.