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ERIC Number: EJ1255375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Do School Discipline Policies Treat Students Fairly? Evidence from Arkansas
Anderson, Kaitlin P.; Ritter, Gary W.
Educational Policy, v34 n5 p707-734 Jul 2020
It is well documented that Black students are more likely to receive expulsions and suspensions than their White peers. These disparities are troubling, but researchers and policy makers need more information to fully understand the issue. We use 3 years (2010-2011 through 2012-2013) of state-wide student- and discipline incident-level data to assess whether non-White students are receiving harsher disciplinary consequences than their White peers for similar infractions and with similar behavioral history. We find that Black students received more severe (longer) punishments than their White peers for the same types of infractions, but that these disproportionalities are primarily across rather than within schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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