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Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities by United States Government Accountability Office.

Black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools, according to GAO’s analysis of Department of Education (Education) national civil rights data for school year 2013-14, the most recent available. These disparities were
widespread and persisted regardless of the type of disciplinary action, level of school poverty, or type of public school attended.

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Related: Who Misbehaves? by Heather Mac Donald.

Claims that school discipline is unfairly meted out ignore actual classroom behavior.


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