Audio, News Story (Virginia)
WVTF (local NPR, VA)
October 25, 2018
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Tags: Minorities: Racial/Ethnic, Schools: Discipline
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)
Black students in Virginia are suspended at rates that are 4.5 times higher than white students. That’s according to a new report from the Legal Aid Justice Center. Policy Coordinator Amy Woolard says it’s not because black students are more disruptive.
“For the same offenses, for the same disciplinary history in the same types of schools, black children are being disciplined more harshly than their white peers.”