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5 Ways American Schools Are Constructed To Lead Black Children Toward Failure

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Schools Are Much More Likely to Suspend Black Students, Leading to More Dropouts

The average American secondary student has an 11 percent chance of being suspended in a single school year, according to the study from the University of California-Los Angeles Civil Rights project. However, if that student is black, the odds of suspension jump to 24 percent. Previous studies have shown that even a single suspension can double a student’s odds of dropping out.

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  1. Thank you for making these important points. It is essential to add that the socio-economics faced by many students of color as well, sets up a system of failure in the school setting. Many arguments for what needs to change dismiss this as though it doesn't matter. It does. The resources in schools in high poverty neighborhoods is a totally different story, than in schools in wealthier neighborhoods (along with PTA fundraising abilities). I work in a more affluent suburb and this sadly is STILL challenging to make sure we can offer supports both before, during and after school to give all children the kind of education and activities they deserve. As for the curriculum, you can thank the so called "reformers" for handing down the latest mandates there.

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