Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education, said department officials hadn't seen the new report, but he said they were aware of "troubling reports across the country" of the disparity in minority and white discipline rates. He said the department is taking the reports seriously. "In the end, we want to make sure that every student is treated fairly and given the opportunities and the resources to succeed," he said.
That's funny, because the last time I checked, the department was pushing as hard as it could to open privately run segregated schools aimed at minority students featuring strict "no excuses" disciplinary policies that middle class white people would never tolerate from government officials and which generally have much higher rates of suspensions and other punitive measures.
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