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In Washington and Area, African American Students Expelled at Greater Rate than Whites

Submitted by on December 28, 2011 – 10:46 pmNo Comment

The Washington Post has completed an analysis of student suspensions in the Washington area and have found that black students are suspended two to five times as often as white students.

Experts are trying to discover the causes; a disproportionate number of black students live in poverty and with single parents but these figures are being compared to unintended bias, access to excellent teachers as well as leadership styles in various schools.

In the Washington area, more than 35,000 students were suspended or expelled from school in 2010, and more than half of them were black.

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