Essay on Public Schools Vs. Board Of Education

914 Words Apr 12th, 2015 4 Pages
“Here we are, 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, and the data altogether still shows a picture of gross inequity in educational opportunity,” says director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, Daniel J. Losen. The Education Department did an analysis that hasn’t been done in 15 years on information from the United States’ public schools, equating to about 97,000 schools. The results of the analysis showed a pattern of inequality amongst the schools with race being the dividing factor. After many civil rights movements, the U.S. is perceived to be a land of equal opportunities, but when you look deeper into the school systems you’ll find that many students that are amongst the racial minorities don’t receive the same educational opportunities as those who are white.
In order to receive a quality education, you must be able to at least attend class. The 2011-2012 school year analysis showed that Black and Native American students are suspended and expelled at higher rates than the other students. Black students accounted for 18% of the country’s preschool enrollment, but made up 48% of preschoolers with multiple suspensions. Black students are suspended and expelled three times the amount that white students are. As for American Indian and Native-Alaskan students, they represented less than 1% of students, but 3% of expulsions. Over all, black boys and girls, and American Indian and Native-Alaskan girls were suspended at higher rates than the white boys or girls.…

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