Some of the subpages may provide substantial detail, while others (like the instant page) simply present statements describing the situations. See also my “Maryland Discipline Study Shows Usual – But Misunderstood – Effects of Policies on Measures of Racial Disparity,” Gunpowder Gazette (Dec. 16, 2019), which discusses a study showing that general reductions in suspension in Maryland schools between the 2008-09 and 2013-14 school years had been accompanied by an increase in the ratio of the statewide black suspension rate to the statewide white suspension rate, and that, during that period, 20 of the 23 Maryland school districts for which data on black and overall suspension rate reductions could be analyzed there occurred an increase in the ratio of the black suspension rate to suspension rate for other students. See also the Minnesota Disparities page regarding a study finding that in all 73 districts in Minnesota where the matter could be analyzed general reductions in suspensions were accompanied by increases in the ratio of the black suspension rate to the white suspension rate.
I never got around to expanding this page in the manner I originally intended. I may give it greater attention in light recent coverage of the efforts South Bend has been giving to reducing disparities, as discussed in this January 26, 2020 South Bend Tribune article.
This is a placeholder for a page discussing spring 2017 reportage of increased racial differences in discipline rates, appraised in terms of (a) relative racial differences in discipline rates or (b) the proportion Americans make up of students disciplined, in conjunction with general decreases in discipline rates. The reportage reflects the mistaken view that generally reducing discipline rates would be expected to reduced, rather than increase, (a) and (b). The reportage is found in a May 23, 2017 abc57.com article titled “Community groups talk discipline in SBCSD,” which discussed an April 12, 2017 South Bend Tribune April article titled “School discipline still lopsided for black students in South Bend.” The data in the report are limited but appear to reflect an increase in the proportion African Americans make up of persons experiencing out of school suspensions and expulsions during a period when those outcomes are declining (though compete data for the latter period examined is not yet available).