Texas School Discipline Practices Target African-American Students
A recent news headline speaks to the fact that this is happening in our own backyard: Disciplining of Black Students at Issue in Fort Bend ISD. The article highlights the startling racial disparities that exist in the school discipline practices of Fort Bend Independent School District, one of the most diverse school districts in America. Though African-American youth make up only 29 percent the Fort Bend ISD student body, they account for approximately 60 percent of in-school suspensions, 60 percent of placements in disciplinary alternative education programs, and 67 percent of out-of-school suspensions. Full op-ed.