11 Million Days Lost: Race, Discipline, And Safety at U.S. Public Schools (Part 1)
This report is the first of two data snapshots of the school to prison pipeline in America. It starts with inequitable access to instruction due to disparities in discipline. The second report will explore data on support staff, and serious offenses reported in school along with disaggregated data on school-based arrests and referrals to law enforcement across all major racial subgroups. Those findings will be previewed in the discussion section of this report. In this first report, readers will see how out-of-school suspensions disproportionately impact instruction for children of color and students with disabilities in each state. The subsequent report will enable readers to compare how states dedicate resources toward police and school resources officers versus support for teachers special educators, and mental and physical health personnel.