Disability, Race and Reasons: What We Know, and Don't Know, About Disparity in School Discipline

Disability, Race and Reasons: What We Know, and Don't Know, About Disparity in School Discipline

Chronicle of Social Change - April 18, 2018

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this month on school discipline with a topline finding that "black students, boys and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools." Education officials in California told GAO that "homeless and foster youth frequently miss school because of all the transitions and instability in their lives." In Texas, the report said, "officials also reported attendance issues with students who are homeless or in foster care because they lack transportation and clothing."

Report: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

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