Race Matters: Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites Says Department Of Education

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Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites

Did you know that Black preschoolers are more likely to be suspended than their white peers? According to NPR reports:

Remember the black teenager who was thrown from her desk by a school cop? Violence in schools, bullying by other students – these were once dismissed as isolated incidents. But expanded reporting has produced a mountain of data which helps identify patterns of civil rights abuses. The Department of Education now requires information on everything from preschool expulsion rates to whether minority students have access to advanced courses. The latest civil rights data collection has just been released. For more on what it reveals, we’re joined by Anya Kamenetz of NPR’s Ed team.

You know, it’s only been twice so far that the Department of Ed has been collecting these numbers. And I think it surprised a lot of people to…

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