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New Civil Rights Data Shows Persistent Inequalities in U.S. Schools

By Zenitha Prince


MR-Vision-national-posible-MR-cover-New-Data-Shows-Persistent-Inequalities-in-U-black-student-202x300 (1)( – Black students were more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions and less likely to enroll in top-scoring elementary or middle schools than were white students in a recently released report. New data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reveals persistent inequalities in the nation’s public schools in areas such as discipline, college preparation courses, retention, access to early learning and teacher quality.

The 2016 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), a survey of more than 95,000 public schools in the 2013-2014 school year, showed that while there was overall improvement in areas such as out-of-school suspension, which decreased by nearly 20 percent since 2011-12, gaps in equal opportunity persisted.

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