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Reader's View: What about sex discrimination in student discipline?

So the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has found that students of color are disciplined at higher rates than white students ("State: Duluth schools must fix suspension gap," April 10). This would seem to support the recent Government Accountability Office report on racial disparities in school discipline across the U.S. The administration of President Barack Obama had noted that in 2013 black students were more than three times as likely as their white peers to be expelled or suspended, as CNN reported this month.

This may be a silly question, but did anyone ever consider that perhaps, maybe, students of color are misbehaving at higher rates than other student demographic groups? The Government Accountability Office report included that boys are disciplined at higher rates than girls. Imagine!

In addition to the cultural sensitivity training coming to school districts across Minnesota to address the racial disparities in discipline, may I suggest teachers and administrators also undergo training in the obvious sex discrimination that is occurring in our schools.

Lee Erickson

Superior

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