Conversations About Race and Student Learning

Posted on August 08, 2011

A recent UCLA study on suspension rates in schools had startling results: Students of color were not only more likely to be suspended than their white counterparts, but also to be suspended for less serious offenses than white students. “There are very few schools with mixed demographics that don’t have disparities present,” said presenter Michelle Garcia. Garcia, the special projects manager from the Teaching Tolerance project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is the first to admit that initiating a conversation about race in school is never easy. Read more HERE>

Author: Karissa Bell