Fix School Discipline Toolkit for Educators - Page 6

Students with disabilities and LGBTQ students are also suspended at rates much higher than their nondisabled peers. In California, African American students are 4 times as likely to be suspended as their white peers (16.4% vs. 4%). There is no evidence that African-American overrepresentation in school suspension is due to higher rates of misbehavior.10 Instead African-American students are far more likely to be punished than their white classmates for reasons that require the su &