Reducing Discriminatory Discipline for African Americans

In December 2018, Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. At a time when black high school students are twice as likely to get suspended than their white counterparts, this move has been shrouded in controversy. Yet amidst harsh social realities and divided political opinions, researchers like Dr. Akisha Jones Sarfo are working to bring an evidence-based voice to the table. Danielle explores Jones Sarfo’s story for Harvard CEPR’s Strategic Data Project.

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Danielle LeCourt