Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Article reporting on disciplinary inequities discovered in charter schools and the connections between such practices and the school-to-prison pipeline.

From the U.S. News and World Report article:

Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent. But a disproportionate amount of those suspensions fall on black students, who are four times more likely to be suspended than white students, and students with disabilities, who are twice as likely to be suspended as their non-disabled peers.

Those are just some of the inequities highlighted in a blistering new analysis from researchers at the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more.