Since Black students are suspended at higher rates than white students, schools have been pressured to reduce suspensions (“Biden Gives a Boost to Schoolyard Bullies,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18). As a result, there has been a 56 percent increase in classroom disruption compared with a typical school year.
The fact is that students of all races who want to learn are being penalized. As long as every issue in education is seen through the prism of race, little will change. Blacks are no more a monolith than other races. Yet they are singled out as if all are the same. Bias is not the only possible explanation for disparities in discipline.
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