ACLU: Too many disadvantaged Miss. teens sent to alternative schools

Over the past four years, the number of Mississippi students -- including disproportionately high numbers of black students and students with special needs -- sent to alternative schools has risen about 23%, according to a new American Civil Liberties Union report. The report claims schools are too punitive and do too little to improve the students' behavior or academics.

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