Too many suspensions, too few science courses plague minority schools

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A federal report that says that black students are more likely to be suspended from school or preschool ought to light a fire under school districts to apply for the newest round of federal competitive grants to help districts create new disciplinary policies.

It will take a significant infusion of money, a strong political will and a concerted effort by educators to rectify that and a serious companion problem highlighted in the report: the lack of high-level academic classes offered in many schools with large minority enrollments.

Equitable disciplinary policies and access to top-notch academics are issues that Americans must address if the United States is to have an educational system that is fair and equal for all.

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