Disciplinary Disparities Briefing Paper Series Released
On March 13, 2014, the Disciplinary Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative released its Disciplinary Disparities Briefing Paper Series in conjunction with a Congressional Staffers’ briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The Collaborative was extremely pleased that Senator Chris Murphy, Representative Chaka Fattah, and Representative Bobby Scott all attended and spoke at the Congressional Staffers’ briefing Thursday morning. Members of the Collaborative presented the briefing papers, and Jennifer Bellamy of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lara Kaufmann of the National Women’s Law Center and James Ferg-Cadima of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) did an excellent job as respondents. Video coverage of this event is linked just below.
The release garnered considerable media attention. Please see the links below for media coverage of the Series release.
Researchers point to racial disparities in school suspension, spotlight new practices – The Washington Post
Zero Tolerance is a Zero Sum Game for Education – National Education Association
Black, Latino students disproportionately suspended – Fox News Latino
Study Adds to Growing Body of Evidence on Race-based Discipline Disparities – Education Week
Discipline Practices Fall Hardest on Minorities and Students With Disabilities – Education Week
Yes, Schools Do Discriminate Against Students Of Color – Huffington Post
Disabilities, race affect student discipline, study finds – Columbus Dispatch
Harsh school discipline gets more scrutiny in Congress – Center for Public Integrity
When school discipline is unfair: four ways to do better – Christian Science Monitor
Data doesn’t back tossing ‘bad apple’ students – Education Next
Discrimination Nation: Black Students & Students With Disabilities Suspended At Disproportionate Rates Compared To Whites (DETAILS) – Global Grind
Rectifying the historic and continuing mistake of racism in U.S. society – Non-Profit Quarterly
Click here to go to the Briefing Papers.