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


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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