Report: No-tolerance hurts minorities, children with special needs

04/9/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Minorities and children with disabilities are far more likely to end up in Texas alternative schools or other disciplinary programs, according to a new report by a public-interest law center. Alternative schools have five times the dropout rate of other schools, and about two-thirds of students there are sent at administrators' discretion, not for violence.

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