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.

Media Coverage

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.