Eliminating The School Discipline Box on College Applications

 

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UYC youth leader Miaija Jawara talks to the Associated Press about the impact of colleges using school discipline history for admissions decisions.

“They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school. Yet they’re anything but simple, say some who want run-ins at school or with the law taken out of the college admissions equation.

Advocates, school districts and even some colleges share concerns about youthful mistakes haunting students into adulthood, especially minority students, who federal statistics show are suspended and arrested at disproportionately higher rates than their white peers.”

Ban the School Discipline Box