Researchers Find Correlation Between Racial Bias, Higher School Disciplinary Action

New research "joins a wealth of other findings suggesting that racial bias is contributing to disciplinary disparities."

Researchers at Princeton University found a correlation between geographic areas with greater racial bias and higher rates of disciplinary action against black students in schools, according to results published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers looked at five common disciplinary actions: in-school school arrests, expulsions, law enforcement referrals, and in-school and out-of-school suspensions. The disciplinary action negatively impacted the students' later life, including contributing to the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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