A recent report by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), revealed that black students, even as young as preschoolers, are more likely to get suspended than any other race.
The report explained that only 18 percent of all preschoolers in the US are black, but almost half (48%) of those students have been suspended more than once.
The results also revealed that all black students, regardless of age, are three times more likely to face expulsion and suspension than white students.
“This critical report shows that racial disparities in school discipline policies are not only well-documented among older students, but actually begin during preschool,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.
“Every data point represents a life impacted and a future potentially diverted or derailed. This Administration is moving aggressively to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in order to ensure that all of our young people have equal educational opportunities.”
What the report failed to address:
- Why racial disparity still exists in US public schools.
- How to address this problem.
- Why preschoolers (of any race) are getting suspended!