Thursday, October 13, 2011

Disciplinary Gaps Not Limited to Prison

A report by the National Education Policy Center entitled, "Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice," illustrates a widening disciplinary gap between students of color and white students in grades K-12. Unfortunately, disproportionate punishments are not limited to those we see in the criminal justice system. Check out the report through the link above and read the full article in ColorLines Magazine. Then, ask yourself. What does a lifetime of disproportionate punishment do to an individual? What can be done to change this trend? Are we taking a proactive or reactive role in our childrens' education?

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