The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

By Anya Kamenetz, NPR

On June 7th, the U.S. Department of Education released its 2013-2014 results from its Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which covers more than 95,000 schools and 50 million students. Findings from the survey include that “black preschoolers are 3.6 times more likely to be suspended than white preschoolers” and that “51 percent of high schools with high black and Latino enrollment also have assigned police officers.”

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