Amie Feick, MA, LPC, MST Supervisor

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Missouri Elementary Schools have Highest Rate of Racial Disparity

Posted by Amie Feick, MA, LPC, MST Supervisor

Apr 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Missouri School System Ranked #1 For Discipline Disparity

A study by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA ranked Missouri top in the nation for disparity in how often black students and white students are suspended for infractions—adding to the ever-growing body of evidence of systemic injustices against the black community. In the 2011-2012 school year, 14.3 percent of black elementary students were suspended at least once. This compares with only 1.8 percent of white students.

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Topics: school to prison pipeline, disproportionate minority contact

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