Report: Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments

Male teacher lecturing his student sitting in front of a laptop

WASHINGTON (AP) _ African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled or even arrested than their white peers. What’s not clear is why. Is it discrimination, as some civil rights groups contend, or are minority students committing more infractions? Or are minority students receiving tougher punishments than whites for similar incidents? […]