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Report says discipline more likely for black students


October 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Black students and students with disabilities are far more likely than whites to face school discipline, including corporal punishment, suspension and expulsion, according to a report released Thursday by the ACLU of Missouri.

The report "From School to Prison: Missouri's Pipeline of Injustice," found that students subjected to school discipline are less likely to succeed and more likely to face legal trouble as they grow up.

"Disproportionate and excessive discipline of children not only deprives them of their right to education, but can also put them on a path to prison...

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