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Feds Say Minority Students Punished More Than Their White Peers

In the wake of a new fedeal report showing minority students are disciplined at school at a higher rate than their white peers, the New York Times is pushing for the Office for Civil Rights to take more initiative in addressing the issue at the local school level:

For its part, the Office of Civil Rights should be pressing school systems with the worst records to develop fair and sensible strategies that involve working with troubled children and their families instead of reflexively showing them the door.

What do you think? Should there be more response now at the local level to the national data, instead of waiting for federal pressure to force tough conversations?

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