The disproportionate discipline of African American learners: Reducing school suspensions and
- Jackson fails in Decatur, IL. Branch, Alfred // Curriculum Administrator;Mar2000, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p10
Reports on developments pertaining to the expulsion of six Afro-American students in Decatur, Illinois, due to a violent fight after a football game. Upholding of the school board's ruling for expulsion; Failure of Reverend Jesse Jackson's efforts against the expulsion; Confirmation by the...
- Culturally Congruent Strategies for Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Urban, African American Male Adolescents. Day-Vines, Norma L.; Day-Hairston, Beth O. // Professional School Counseling;Feb2005, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p236
Urban, African American male adolescents experience disproportionately higher rates of discipline referrals, suspension, and expulsion, which have been attributed to numerous ecological factors, including cultural conflicts and misunderstandings between the student's culture of origin and...
- Gender Disparities in School Suspensions and Expulsions. // Women in Academia Report;3/20/2012, p5
The article focuses on a report on school discipline from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. The report shows higher rates of suspension and expulsion among African American and Hispanic students. It notes that a gender gap in discipline exists in which about 51% of...
- The Web of zero-tolerance: Characteristics of students who... Morrison, Gale M.; D'Incau, Barbara // Education & Treatment of Children (ETC);Aug97, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p316
Discusses how zero-tolerance policies have caused significant increases in the number of students being recommended for expulsion. Characteristics of students who are recommended for expulsion; Types of offenses and expulsion context; Options that a school district has in regard to a...
- Federal Data Highlight Disparities in Discipline. Johnston, Robert C. // Education Week;06/21/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 41, p3
Presents data from Harvard University's Civil Rights Project which showed disparities in discipline policy among students in the United States (U.S.). Expulsion rate of students in the U.S. from 1997-1998; Variation in discipline policies among schools and the outcomes for students.
- School exclusions rise by 11 per cent. // Community Care;6/6/2002, Issue 1425, p10
Reports on the increase in school expulsions in Great Britain between 2000 and 2001. Percentage of increase in expulsions; Age range of children who were expelled.
- Expel Kids for Fighting? // New York Times Upfront;01/03/2000, Vol. 132 Issue 9, p28
Presents opposing opinions on the disciplinary action taken against students who figured in a football stadium bleachers melee in Decatur, Illinois. Reasonableness of the expulsions and confusing message conveyed by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson; Consideration warranted by adolescent...
- A dangerous precedent. Williams // New York Amsterdam News;11/18/99, Vol. 90 Issue 47, p8
Comments on the expulsion of seven Afro-American students from the MacArthur High School in Decatur, Illinois, for their role in a violent incident. Dispute between school officials and those opposing the expulsion; Criticisms on the school's zero tolerance policy.
- Removing Defiance: An Analysis of Disciplinary Referral Data of African American Children Within a Title 1 School. Dyke, J. // Journal of African American Studies;Mar2016, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p53
The research base establishing connections between children who identify as African American and increased disciplinary referrals due to defiance and/or insubordination has long been established. In August of 2014, the author was hired to serve as an assistant principal at a Title 1 urban public...