Monday, April 1, 2019

Worcester's student disciplinary disparities

In light of today's column, Worcester, you might be looking for the data in "Discipline, Equity, and Opportunity" which reported out to the Mayor's Commission on Latino Excellence in Education a few months back. This chart in particular is relevant: you can clearly see that the percentage of students being disciplined who are Latino or Black is out of proportion with their enrollment in the district.
It's worth noting that this was raised during the last election and again came up in relation to Worcester's use of emergency removals during this past fall. 
It also struck me this morning how parallel this is to an exchange that Rep. Katherine Clark had with Secretary DeVos this past week in if you see systems or students as the work to be done.

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