Suspensions, Expulsions of Black Students: The School to Prison Pipeline?
Lisa Loving, The Skanner, 2/23/12

“Who knew such little kids could be kicked out of school? But a 2005 study by Yale University found that in Oregon, preschoolers are expelled at twice the rate of school-aged kids, and that black toddlers are expelled at about twice the rate of white tots – even higher than the national average.

Not only are the littlest African American students banished from classes at higher rates than their teenaged counterparts, but nationwide, Black students are punished with classroom dismissals at a far higher rate than any other group throughout the K-12 system – especially if they’re in special education programs.

Yet, many researchers say, there is no evidence that Black kids act out more than any others.”

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