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Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools

Published: Sun, November 4, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m.

Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools

Staff report


Ohio Department of Education records show high numbers of suspensions in the Mahoning Valley’s two largest school districts.

For the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent data available, the Youngstown district suspended 64 black students, 27 Hispanic students, 33 multi-racial and 21 white students. All of the numbers are per 100 students.

The district, which numbered 6,088 students that year, included 67 percent black, 10 percent Hispanic and 17 percent white. Ninety-two percent of district students are economically disadvantaged.

Warren saw suspensions for 99 black students, 83 Hispanic, 78 multiracial and 37 white.

The Warren district’s 5,368 students include 41 percent black, 2 percent Hispanic, 46 percent white and 75 percent economically disadvantaged.

All of the discipline numbers are per incident, meaning that one student could have been suspended more than once.

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1georgejeanie(1494 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What does color have to do with anything. This should be decided on who did what. What is wrong with this feel good society? punish the people who deserve to be punished so the good students can learn and be a productive person for themselves and the rest of society. We, as responsible adults, should demand that these stupid quotas are done away with.

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Color always has something to do with it because the government wants to know those things for tracking purposes. This helps them understand where the needs are.??

Anyway, despite the confusing numbers...I only needed one number to realize it was time for me to move out of Youngstown. Section 8 started it all. It was the kids. They changed. The new kids growing up started stealing, vandalizing, hanging out on corners with troublemakers and looking for trouble. Then, once I was gone came the drugs and the guns and my old neighborhood was gone.

So, if the schools are showing high rates of suspensions, I can understand. These kids today have no values, they do not care about others, only about themselves and a suspension gets them back on the street with their criminal friends. What more do you expect? And why?

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