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ERIC Number: ED501198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-26
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
Examining Minority Enrollment and Out of School Suspension Rates of Massachusetts Public School Districts
Howarth, Richard
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 26, 2008)
Traditionally, studies have consistently shown that minority students are treated differently when it comes to school discipline practices. This is one example of second-generation segregation. Low socio-economic status (SES) is highly correlated with minority populations, and therefore hypothesized to play a strong role in the relationship to out of school suspension. Data from all 389 public school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were analyzed for percentage minority enrollment, percentage low-income (SES) enrollment and out of school suspension rate. Minority and low-income enrollments were hypothesized to affect suspension rates. At the multivariate level, low-income enrollment status was found to play a more influential role than minority enrollment when it comes to out of school suspension rates. As SES is correlated to race, the implications of this analysis call for actions to reduce second-generation segregation in terms of disciplinary actions. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts