TITLE

Gender Disparities in School Suspensions and Expulsions

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Women in Academia Report;3/20/2012, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report on school discipline from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. The report shows higher rates of suspension and expulsion among African American and Hispanic students. It notes that a gender gap in discipline exists in which about 51% of the students in the database are girls while 64% of the suspended students are boys. Data show that African American girls are more likely to be suspended as compared to their Caucasian counterparts.
ACCESSION #
73916244

 

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