Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions is a Eureka Alert article that summarizes an important new study.

It also says:

The analysis found that teachers’ different treatment of black and white students accounted for 46% of the racial gap in suspensions and expulsions from school among 5- to 9-year-old children. It showed that about 21% of the gap could be explained by differences in the characteristics of schools that black and white children attend predominantly, while differences in student behavior accounted for 9% of the gap.

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Why, Really, Are So Many Black Kids Suspended? is from Ed Week.


I’m adding this post to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.