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14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools

  1. American Indian and Native-Alaskan girls were suspended at higher rates than white boys or girls.

  2. Nearly one in four boys of color, excepting Latino and Asian American students, with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.

  3. One in five girls of color with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.

  4. A quarter of the schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students did not offer Algebra II.

  5. A third of these schools did not offer chemistry.

  6. Less than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students had access to the full range of math and science courses, which consists of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, calculus, biology, chemistry and physics.

  7. Black and Latino students accounted for 40 percent of enrollment at schools with gifted programs, but only represented 26 percent of students in such programs.

  8. Black, Latino and Native American students attended schools with higher concentrations of first-year teachers (3 to 4 percent) than white students (1 percent).

  9. Black students were more than three times as likely to attend schools where fewer than 60 percent of teachers meet all state certification and licensure requirements.

  10. Latino students were twice as likely to attend such schools.

The Department of Education’s civil rights survey examined all 97,000 public schools in the US, representing 49 million students. Explore the datasets, organized by school, state and district, here.

(Source: wocinsolidarity)

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