Faculty in the News: Dr. Carlos McCray on Mississippi School Disciplinary Tactics

A joint project report between state chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National

Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and the Advancement Project, entitled “Handcuffs on Success: The Extreme School Discipline Crisis in Mississippi Public Schools” was released on January 17th.  The report examined more than 100 school districts and claimed that black students are affected by harsh disciplinary actions at a much greater rate than their white peers.

Carlos McCray, associate professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Education in the division of Education Leadership, Policy and Administration, commented: “Research has shown that students who are subjected to multiple suspensions and expulsions are more likely to drop out of school.  And we all know where this leads.”
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