A new study finds that, though African American male students tend to receive more severe consequences than their white peers when it comes to classroom discipline issues, they also receive fewer warnings leading up to them.
Here’s another excerpt from the Science Daily article, Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior:
“While at first glance, disparities in teacher warnings seem less concerning than being expelled or sent to the principal’s office, warnings represent opportunities for students to correct their behavior before the consequences escalate and they’re removed from the learning environment,” said University of Illinois social work professor Kate M. Wegmann, who led the study.
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