Did you know?
Students of color are disproportionately affected by educational inequities as early as preschool.
are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions as white preschool children.
represent 19 percent of preschool enrollment, but nearly half of children receiving out-of-school suspensions
are routinely taught by teachers with minimal experience, in schools that have less access to educational resources
are referred to law enforcement (27%) and subject to school-related arrests (31% of the referred population)
are far more likely to be held back a grade (retained) than their white peers
represent 19 percent of male preschool enrollment, but make up 45% of children suspended from preschool
are more likely to be referred for special education services
are twice as likely as their white peers to be held back in elementary school
are half as likely to graduate college
represent 20 percent of female preschool enrollment, but make up 54% of student suspensions
are routinely given much harsher punishments than their white, female peers
are more likely to be retained in school
are more likely to face sexual harassment in school than their peers
English Language Learners
are more likely to be taught by inexperienced teachers
are disciplined at higher rates than their white peers
are taught in schools with limited science and math offerings
are retained a grade at higher rates than their white peers