Eitle, Tamela McNulty, & Eitle, David
Inequality Segregation and the Overrepresentation of African American in School Suspensions
University of Montana
Relationship between school segregation patterns and the phenomenon of Black suspension overrepresentation.
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 269-287
- Schools that have a more educated and experienced faculty are likely to have a relatively greater racial imbalance in suspension rates, as well as schools that devote fewer resources to their students.
- Higher levels of school district segregation corresponded with lower levels of Black suspension imbalance.
- Support resegregation hypothesis that suggests schools situated in relatively highly segregated districts have the lowest rates of imbalances in suspensions.
- Leaves the question of whether this is a way of discrimination.
Journal Article Empirical Research
Climate, Discipline, Equality, Resegregation, Segregation
Secondary Survey Data
Method of Analysis:
Unit of Analysis:
- Florida Department of Education and 2000 decennial Census
- School Advisory Council Reports (SACR) for the academic year 1999-2000 are the source of information on school characteristics, incidents, and suspensions.
- 728 schools (313 HS and 415 Middle Schools) nested in 40 school districts. Forty districts provide sufficient power for detecting any cross-level associations, including tests of the core proposition.
- DV: Black suspension imbalance: extent to which Black students were represented among those suspended in similar proportions to their school enrollment.
- IV: School characteristics, district and residential variables.