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Disproportionality represents one of the most significant problems in education today. The results of decades of research consistently show that students of color, particularly African American students, are at significantly increased risk for exposure to exclusionary discipline practices.  Educators must address this issue by identifying rates of discipline disproportionality, taking steps to reduce it, and monitoring the effects of intervention on disproportionality.

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Ending Student Criminalization and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

School policing is inextricably linked to this country’s long history of oppressing and criminalizing Black and Brown people and represents a belief that people of color need to be controlled and intimidated.

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Closing the Experience Gap

The history of people marked as raced is distinct from those marked as dis/abled, but those experiences overlap in U.S. education. Bodies marked simultaneously as raced and dis/abled are uniquely positioned for separation, seclusion, and segregation; however, in U.S. charter schools it is not fully clear how these intersections are impacted.

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