Indiana NAACP Wants Probe Into School Discipline

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The NAACP is urging Indiana officials to examine the discipline procedures in the state’s schools.

The organization says discipline data it reviewed in Marion County school districts indicate the schools with the largest African-American populations suspended Black students in twice the proportions one would expect based on population.

In addition, the group also found that the Back students were often disciplined for “attitude problems” like insubordination, while white students were typically only disciplined for specific offenses such as drug possession or vandalism. Although a 2004 state law prohibits disproportionate discipline, its mandate is discretionary and does not require any specific action from schools to stem the problem.

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