Officials with the US Department of Education released a report Tuesday questioning whether schools across the country are treating minority students equally when it comes to discipline. The report shows, African-Americans are more than three times as likely to be suspended or expelled than white students for similar offenses. A Georgia-based law center found similar numbers here.
A new report says that the state’s rate of out-of-school suspensions is one of the highest in the nation. Last school year, roughly 8 percent of Georgia students were suspended out of school at least once. And in some school districts, nearly one in five students receives out of school suspensions.