Checker Finn on student discipline

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights made headlines yesterday by releasing new data that showed, among other findings, that black and Hispanic students are more likely to be disciplined than white students. For an analysis of the news, watch Checker Finn's discussion with Jeffrey Brown and the University of California, Berkeley's Christopher Edley, Jr. on last night's PBS NewsHour. While Checker emphasized the value of collecting more data on this issue, he also cautioned that "it would be wrong to see a racist behind every tree in American education."

Watch Report: Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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