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Discriminatory School Discipline

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 17, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 13:23

Guest: Albert Ksinan, Doctoral Student in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Family Sciences  In a perfect world, students who misbehave in school will be disciplined equally. But a snowballing body of evidence finds African American, Hispanic and American Indian students are punished more severely and more often than white students in US middle and high schools. The most comprehensive analysis of this problem to date includes 23 million students in 35,000 schools across the country.