Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Black Kids in a Red County

From your Chicago Tribune:
In Chicago-area public schools, African-American students are five times as likely to be suspended and nearly eight times as likely to be expelled as white students, according to a Tribune analysis of state data.

The expulsion disparity was greatest in DuPage County, where blacks were expelled at a rate nine times as high as whites. African-Americans represent 6 percent of the public school population in DuPage yet accounted for 32 percent of all the students expelled in the last school year, the data show.
The state with the highest ratio of black student suspensions to black student population in the nation was Iowa with 4.39.

DuPage County's disproportionate black student suspension ratio tops that at 5.33

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