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Bettina Love: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools

June 2, 2016 1:14

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. Researcher Bettina L. Love discusses how the schools attended by African-American girls who live in poverty are often low-performing and too focused on discipline. Education Week Video

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