Some big big big news about the school-to-prison pipeline.
Missouri elementary schools have highest rate of suspending black children
Black elementary school children are more likely to be suspended in Missouri than in any state in the nation, according to a national report released Monday.
Missouri also has the greatest disparity between how often black and white students get out-of-school suspension for infractions.
It’s been awhile since this state was #1 in some good positive quality metric.
So it’s time to…
Now, back to the article.
You may be wondering which school districts run by white KKK bigots are suspending black geniuses for no reason at all but to keep them away from their astrophysics lessons:
Pushing Missouri’s overall rate upward was St. Louis Public Schools, which suspended 29.1 percent of its elementary school enrollment that year. Normandy and Riverview Gardens each suspended around 21 percent of their elementary students. Kansas City had similar numbers.
Oh. My bad.
Losen said disadvantaged schools may not have the support staff needed to effectively handle classroom management problems, which is why some turn to suspensions to deal with discipline. In many other situations, bias plays a role. As a general rule, Losen said, black males receive harsher penalties for offenses that don’t always lead to suspension for children of other races.
“What we’re coming to understand as a culture, there’s a tendency to perceive a situation involving black males as being more dangerous than it actually is,” he said. “It shows up when you look at large number over the course of time. It may not show up in every incident.”
That’s right, Losen. You get on the phone and you tell all those white KKK bigots that run the SLPS, KCPS, Normandy and Riverview Gardens to knock off with the hateration yall.
Backing up a bit, and changing my tone to serious:
“We know that effective schools do not suspend high numbers of kids,” said Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies. “Effective schools keep kids in school and have high amount of instruction time.”
That’s because effective schools tend to have good quality white students who don’t need to be suspended because they don’t often do anything worthy of a suspension. Daniel Losen needs a refresher course on cause and effect.