July 27, 2015  •  14 minutes
Are black students more likely to be disciplined because teachers are racists? Or is there a more likely reason?

On July 22, the White House tweeted to its 6.5 million Twitter followers: “The number of students suspended in America each year could fill 45 Super Bowl stadiums. It’s time to #RethinkDiscipline in our schools.”

United States President Barack Obama highlighted a troubling statistic. Almost 3.5 million students were suspended from school during 2011-2012, according to the U.S. Department of Education; another 3.5 million were suspended in-school, meaning they were not sent home but were not allowed to go to class; and a whopping 130,000 students were expelled.

July 22, 2015  •  # $
The White House is launching an unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans. How will the data be used?
June 23, 2015  •  # $
Living in the shadow of one of the world’s most threatening volcanoes
July 6, 2015  •  # $
The ‘recovery’ was built on confidence in central banks. But was that trust misplaced?
July 2, 2015  •  # $

America now has more Spanish speakers than Spain.

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