Exposure to Same-Race Teachers and Student Disciplinary Outcomes for Black Students in North Carolina

  title={Exposure to Same-Race Teachers and Student Disciplinary Outcomes for Black Students in North Carolina},
  author={Constance A. Lindsay and Cassandra M. D. Hart},
  journal={Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis},
  pages={485 - 510}
Using student-level administrative data from North Carolina, we explore whether exposure to same-race teachers affects the rate at which Black students receive exclusionary discipline, such as out-of-school suspensions, in-school suspensions, and expulsion. We find consistent evidence that exposure to same-race teachers is associated with reduced rates of exclusionary discipline for Black students. This relationship holds for elementary, middle, and high school grade ranges for male and female… 

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