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Unformatted text preview: ndicators of all of the resources that are
needed for schools to create settings that promote academic success for students: smaller
class sizes; experienced teachers trained in their assigned subjects; high-quality academic,
social, and physical development materials and infrastructure; up-to-date curricula;
enrichment opportunities; and so on.
Differences in school ﬁnancing by race are not the only indicator of unequal educational
experiences between students of color and white students. As one example, public schools
where white students are in the majority are more than twice as likely to offer a signiﬁcant
number (nineteen or more) of advanced placement classes than schools where black and
Latino students are in the majority.13 Moreover, there are racial differences in the ways in
which students are treated within the schools themselves. Studies show that black and
Latino students with the same test scores as white and Asian students are less likely to be
placed in accelerated courses and more likely to be placed in low-track courses.14
Finally, school disciplinary actions vary by race. Black students are suspended at rates that
far exceed their proportion of public school enrollees...
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- Spring '14