Black Students and Students with Disabilities Remain More Likely to Experience Suspension

The ChildTrends staff has released a brief compiling data on out of school suspension tactics that tend to target black students in addition to students with disabilities in comparison to their white peers. See more below-

“Students subjected to exclusionary discipline tactics such as out-of-school suspension lose instructional time from being out of school and are at greater risk for a cascade of negative outcomes, including poor academic achievementschool dropout, and contact with the criminal justice system. Accordingly, federal and state officials have advanced policies that discourage the use of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions as disciplinary practices when alternatives to exclusionary discipline are possible.”

Brief was authored by Renee Ryberg, Sarah Her, Deborah Temkin, Kristen Harper and published on August 09, 2021.

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