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Friday, August 10, 2012


Previous posts have described how disabled kids often end up in seclusion and restraint when they get in trouble at school. Sometimes the schools just send them home. The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA's Civil Rights Project has a new report on suspensions from school:

  • For all racial groups combined, more than 13% of students with disabilities were suspended. This is approximately twice the rate of their non-disabled peers.
  • Most disturbing is the fact that one out of every four (25%) Black children with disabilities enrolled in grades K-12 was suspended at least once in 2009-2010.
  • Students with disabilities and Black students were also more likely to be suspended repeatedly in a given year than to be suspended just once. The reverse was true for students without disabilities and for most other racial/ethnic groups.