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Black Kids Suspended More Even In Preschool

Black Kids More Likely to Get Suspended … in Preschool

Racial disparities start very young, new Department of Education report reveals

By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

Black kids are suspended much more often than white kids—and by kids, we mean kids. Almost half of all children suspended from preschool more than once are black, according to a new Department of Education study, even though black students make up just 18% of preschoolers overall. Until now, education advocates have focused on disparities among high school and middle school students, the AP reports. “We think of 4- and 5-year-olds as being innocent,” says one analyst. But “schools are using zero tolerance policies for our youngest also.”

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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Education News