In Colorado, School Discipline Falls Along Racial Lines

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

An article published in yesterday’s Denver Post asserts that in the Colorado public school system, disciplinary action frequently varies depending on the race of the student involved.  What might earn a slap on the wrist in some schools could mean an automatic 5-day suspension in another. The article goes on to say that out of 100 black students in Denver public schools, 18 will face “serious discipline.”  Of 100 Latinos, 11.  And out of 100 white students, only 6.5 would likely face suspension.

Joining us this morning is Marco Nuñez, organizing director at "Padres Unidos, Jovenes Unidos," an advocacy group in Colorado that studied discipline disparity in the state’s educational system.

Guests:

Marco Nuñez

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