• Each year, more than 3.25 million K–12 students are suspended at least once.• African American students are sus-pended THREE TIMES as often as White students – 15 percent versus5 percent. Hispanic students (7 per-cent) and Native American students(8 percent) are also suspended athigher rates than White students.• Nationally, 28 percent of African American male middle school studentsand 16 percent of Hispanic male mid-dle school students are suspended each year, compared to 10 percent of Whitemale students.
This is a summary of the report
Discipline Policies, SuccessfulSchools, and Racial Justice
, writ-ten by Daniel J. Losen, published bythe National Education Policy Center and funded by the Ford Foundationand the Great Lakes Center for Edu-cation Research and Practice.The complete report, along with sug- gested statutory changes to implement the report’s recommendations, will beavailable as of October 5, 2011, at:http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/ discipline-policies.
School Discipline What the Research Tells Us: Myths and Facts
N E P C D I S C I P L I N E R E S O U R C E S H E E T
A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n N a t i v e A m e r i c a n H i s p a n i c W h i t e
A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n H i s p a n i c W h i t e
Middle school maleSUSPENSION RATE