Analysis: Black students disciplined more than whites

09/25/2007 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

In every state but Idaho, black students are being disproportionately suspended, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of 2004-05 U.S. Department of Education data. "...[T]he data indicate that African-American students are punished more severely for the same offense," said Russell Skiba, an educational-psychology professor at Indiana University.

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