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Report: Minority students face harsher punishments


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...

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