Report: Minority students face harsher punishments
By staff and wire services reports
October 6th, 2011
Black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to experience harsher punishments by schools for infractions and misbehaviors, according to a new report by the National Education Policy Center, the Huffington Post reports. At times, the punishments are unrelated to student safety. While past research has suggested that zero-tolerance discipline that removes troublemakers can improve the learning environment for and safety of well-behaved students, the NEPC reports that it's not necessarily the case...