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Why Are Black Students Missing School Chronically In This State?

By: Krystle Crossman

A report that was published in California recently has shown that black students have higher levels of truancy than any other group and that they are also punished more than any other group. It is another report that shows the huge racial divide in schools. Black students do not have the same access to high-quality education like other groups do. They are often punished far more than other students for minor infractions.

Truancy is defined as missing school without a valid excuse or being more than half an hour late without an excuse at least three times per year. The report showed that black students were truant more than any other group of students but they also missed twice as many days as other groups because of suspensions. In first and second grade alone they were suspended three times more than white students.

Daniel Losen is a civil rights leader at UCLA and says that he hopes that California Governor Jerry Brown will look at the results of this report and many others that have been published and sign a bill that eliminates the “willful defiance” excuse as a reason to suspend a student. Even though President Obama called out to the schools in the country and told them to forego their over-zealous punishments, willful defiance is still used as an excuse to suspend students in schools all around the county. It is such a broad topic that students can commit the tiniest infraction and be suspended for it because the teachers will say that they are being willfully defiant.

Black students have more barriers than other races that prevent them from getting to school such as poverty, homelessness, and transportation problems. These barriers lead to more absences in school. Research has found that students that start being truant at young ages are more likely to drop out of school or fail out as they go along. The study conducted found that 37% of the black students were considered truant. More than 33,000 of those students missed at least 10% of the school year. Hopefully this data is looked at carefully and representatives in the government will try to do something to alleviate the gap between the races.

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5 thoughts on “Why Are Black Students Missing School Chronically In This State?

  1. MOBig

    In 1960, more than 60% of black males dropped out of high school. In 1210, 60% of black males in urban America dropped out of high school.

    Black males hv a long reputation of being under educated high school drop outs.

    NOW, just what do you all think what these black teenage drop outs are doing during the day? SCARY THOUGHT. This is why crime rates among blacks are so high.
    Teenage black girls get pregnant – and the white tax base has to support her illegitimate kid.

    White people MUST GET OUT of this forced integration system with the black race!

    Blacks MUST hv a HOMELAND

  2. Anastasia

    Oh this one is easy. It is because their so called mothers are stupid, some are crackheads, some don’t even have a GED. Their daddies are no where to be found and basically, they are a lost cause. No need for school when your life is gonna suck anyway.

  3. Mattie

    MOBig! Really! Homeland !? Really? So when are you going back to your homeland ? Just in case you didn’t know the USA is a country of immigrants. Only Native Americans who are called Indians were the original occupants of this land.
    I was born and raised here by Gof ‘s Divine plan . I’m guessing the same is true for you. We are both Americans. You are my fellow flag waving American brother. Learn to live in peace with your anger caused by misinformation of a false sense of superiority!
    Guess what MOBig, you were created from dirt. And so was I. When you die and you will.. .. You will return to dirt! And so will I! Your dirt will be just like mine… No difference in white dirt! No difference in your blood from mine. Superior? Inferior? False ideology !! Now use your basic intelligence and you will know the Truth! Stop accepting false propaganda to falsely prop yourself up. You are okay, but absolutely not better than.

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