The Civil Rights Project

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Black Students in Metro Area More Likely Than Whites To Be Suspended From School

“Every second and a half during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.”¬†— Children’s Defense Fund. (2012)¬†Moments in America for children. Black students in the metropolitan Kansas City area are twice as likely as whites to be suspended from school, and this could be a violation of their right to public … Continue reading

Florida Districts Charged With Racial Discrimination for Excessive Suspensions of Black Students; Similar Situation Exists in Kansas City Metro Area

African-American students in five Florida districts are suspended from school and otherwise disciplined more harshly and more frequently than white students, according to complaints The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed this week with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Several districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area also report high rates … Continue reading

Suspension Rate of Black Students In Missouri Is Second Highest In Nation (And Kansas Has Issues, Too)

When I was in the classroom, most of my students were well-behaved most of the time. Of course, teenagers being teenagers (I am certified to teach high school), there are times when I had to caution young people about their behavior. At the beginning of my teaching career, I was surprised to find that when … Continue reading


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