Prior Problem Behaviors Do Not Account for the Racial Suspension Gap

  title={Prior Problem Behaviors Do Not Account for the Racial Suspension Gap},
  author={Francis L. Huang},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={493 - 502}
At the end of 2018, Obama-era disciplinary guidance aimed at reducing the use of suspensions in schools (especially for minorities and students with disabilities) was revoked by the U.S. Department of Education. A key piece of research supporting the decision was based on the analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999 (ECLS-K), which showed that the racial suspension gap was not really about race but resulted from the differential behavior exhibited by… 

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