Statement and Rebuttal of Commissioner Gail Heriot to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'School Discipline and Disparate Impact'
19 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2017
Date Written: 2012
In 2012, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report entitled, "School Discipline and Disparate Impact." This article, written by Commissioner (and University of San Diego law professor) Gail Heriot is part of that report. In it, she questions the U.S. Department of Education's school discipline initiative as well as the view that current discipline practices have created a "school-to-prison pipeline." She also expresses concern that (1) the Department of Education's new policy will make it more difficult to maintain order in many classrooms and that minority students may be hurt worse than other students as a result and (2) the policy is not supported by the law.
Keywords: Department of Education, School Discipline, Disparate Impact, Title VI, Office for Civil Rights, School-To-Prison Pipeline, Commission on Civil Rights, Punishment, Race Discrimination
JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10, K30
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