Categories:  'Racial Inequality'  

School Court Systems Unfairly Target and Punish Children of Color

" The reputation of Fort Bend’s schools is a huge draw for families. Several of the local high schools are regularly featured in the national [...]

The reputation of Fort Bend’s schools is a huge draw for families. Several of the local high schools are regularly featured in the national rankings of top performers. But that success has obscured vast inequities in the district; Some schools are struggling to meet minimum academic standards while others shine. “The data can look pretty good when you generalize it and you put all students and all schools together,” says Charles Dupre, superintendent of the Fort Bend Independent School District. “But there are some students who are not doing well at all.”

There is a similar inequity in truancy. There are 12 high schools in the district, and students at three of them — Willowridge, Hightower and Thurgood Marshall, all predominantly African-American — account for 41 percent of the district’s truancy complaints.

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