Editorial: Poverty is root cause of racial disparities in school discipline

The Dallas Morning News

March 2, 2011


The latest Texas Education Agency figures show an ongoing, sharp racial disparity in the way school administrators mete out discipline when it’s left to their discretion. Black students are three times more likely to be removed from school for lower-level offenses than whites, according to statistics compiled by Dallas Morning News reporter Tawnell Hobbs.
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