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Adrienne D. Dixson: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools

June 2, 2016 0:51

According to federal data, black girls are suspended at a rate that is six times higher than that of their white female peers. Black girls receive harsher criminal sentences than their white female peers do in the juvenile-justice system, and they also represent its fastest-growing population. Education Week Commentary sat down with researcher Adrienne D. Dixson at the 2016 American Educational Research Association conference to discuss how schools operate on the assumption that students of color and low-income students of color need to be heavily disciplined. Education Week Video


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