By the end of the public school experience 7 percent

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Unformatted text preview: 0% 70% 80% Source: Data from The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, “Opportunities Suspended: The Devastating Consequences of Zero Tolerance and School Discipline,” Harvard University, (2000): 8. The educational system of the United States has not yet achieved its potential as an “equalizing” institutional investor in our nation’s youth, or as a stepping stone on the path to upward mobility. Instead, many of the system’s policies and practices continue to produce racially disparate educational outcomes. By the end of the public school experience, 7 percent of white students have dropped out of school compared with 13 percent of black students and 28 percent of Latino students.15 15. Phillip Kaufman, Jin Y. Kwon, Steve Klein, and Christopher D. Chapman, “Dropout Rates in the United States: 1999” (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 2000): 12. For the National Center for Education Statistics. 29 LABOR MARKET Theoretically, the labor market should be race neutral: supply and demand are not raci...
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