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High Suspensions on Merits

Posted 11/13/20

To the Editor: In the article on school suspensions in the Nov. 13 issue, a point is made that black students are suspended at a higher rate than kids from other ethno-racial groups in spite of a general decline in suspensions due to the pandemic.

Those who advocate for a less-punitive approach argue that blacks are being suspended at a disproportionate rate compared with others. They say blacks constitute 25 percent of the student body but make up 43 percent of all those suspended, with Hispanics running a close second.

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