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Ohio black students punished disproportionately



Published: Tue, June 29, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A new report shows nearly half of all disciplinary actions in Ohio public schools involve black students, who make up 17 percent of the student population.

The study released Monday by the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio shows the rate at which blacks are punished is slightly higher than the rate of school discipline for white students, who comprise 79 percent of public school enrollment.

The group says there seems to be no logical reason why minority students are punished at higher rates than white students and says further research is warranted.

Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Director Ronald Browder says it’s an important issue because when a student is disciplined it takes away from important class instruction and learning.


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11970mach1(1005 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"A new report shows nearly half of all disciplinary actions in Ohio public schools involve black students, who make up 17 percent of the student population."

Perhaps those 17% have caused half of all the disciplinary problems. See, it really is pretty simple.

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2dreamcatcher52(140 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Director Ronald Browder says it’s an important issue because when a student is DISCIPLINED it takes away from important class instruction and learning."

When a student MISBEHAVES it takes away from important class instruction and learning. The discipline becomes necessary because a student doesn't follow the rules.

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3dailytruck(10 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

did you ever look at the prison system...gee let's say 80 to 90 % are what....black !!!!!!

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4walter_sobchak(1950 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I will finish their research for them. I would have to believe that the black students that have been punished have caused nearly half of the discipline problems in the schools. What tripe!

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"The group says there seems to be no logical reason why minority students are punished at higher rates than white students and says further research is warranted."

They are just doing their thing and enjoying it . Why should they be punished at all ? Mainstream Society should have more tolerance for them .

IT'S ALL GOOD AND GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY !

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6Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Agreed 1970Mach1.

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7Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

White students get punished for the same reasons don't make it seem like their treated better because that's not true. In my experience, I've seen white students be punished for misbehaving as well as being an example that they aren't going to be treated better for their ethnicity. So that's not the case. The point here is black students misbehave at a much higher rate than white students. That's that.

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8Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

citydweller

You can't be serious?

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9dreamcatcher52(140 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"When people (especially teachers) expect black students to continually misbehave, then ANY BEHAVIOR WILL BE VIEWED AS MISBEHAVIOR."

This makes no sense. Behaviors that are not permissable ("misbehaviors") are clearly identified in any student code of conduct. So if a teacher expects a student to misbehave, and that student raises his/her hand to answer a question during a lesson, (which is clearly acceptable behavior) you say the teacher will view this as "misbehavior"? Trust me, teachers (and the rest of the kids in the class) know "misbehavior" when they see it.

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10mikeymike(469 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

city dweller come back to the plant earth,and see for yourself ,that black students misbehave,at a higher rate than white students.The facts speak the truth.

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11Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The black students are reprimanded because more times than not, they have exhibited the bad behavior numerous times. I mean really, how many times can you slap someone on the hand before you finally get fed up with them not obeying the code of conduct, rules, laws.. etc.. These students most likely are repeat offenders who continually don't follow the rules and need discipline, not someone trying to defend them. Stick up for whats right, this isn't a movement on race and equallity, this is kids acting out of line and needing to be punished now and the behavior corrected, before they reach mainstream society.

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12dreamcatcher52(140 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

city dweller,
You make a lot of statements as if they were facts, but in reality these are just your opinion as to what happens and/or they are things that may happen in a certain teacher's classroom, but definitely do not represent the norm. A teacher loses patience when the same student exhibits the same misbehavior over and over, whether black or white. Any behavior that is disruptive or disrespectful will result in a teacher applying discipline without regard to race. Truthfully, if you ever taught in a classroom you would realize that teachers aren't out to get any one race of kids. Teachers just want to be able to do their jobs.

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