December 11, 2018

Report Reveals Stark Racial Disparities In LI School Suspensions

Read the entire article by Jay Shah on WSHU.

Black public school students on Long Island are five times more likely to be suspended than white students, according to a new study.

The “Stolen Time” report finds that black students are not more likely to engage in misbehavior, but they are more likely to be suspended for it.

Paula White, the executive director for the non-profit Educators for Excellence, one of the organizations that commissioned the study, said punishing students with suspension just doesn’t work.

To read the complete article, visit WSHU.