Concerns of racial bias resurface in Anne Arundel schools
The Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP has filed a civil rights complaint against the county school system for what it considers insufficient progress in eliminating racial bias from its disciplinary practices.
According to the story by my colleague Childs Walker, the complaint, filed with the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education on Friday, alleges that the numbers of African-American students referred for discipline and suspended have hardly changed since a similar complaint in 2004. That complaint led to an improvement plan agreed to in 2005 by the NAACP and the school system.
"Six years later, however, there has been no marked improvement in the disparate treatment of African-American students in disciplinary actions, which continues a pattern of denial and limitation of their educational opportunities and thus their future sustainability," the new complaint reads.
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