The School to Prison Pipeline Is Even Bigger for the Deaf

This is an article published in the New York Times. It states that children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended from school, than are non-disabled students. But, they didn’t need a study to prove this. They just needed to read We’re well familiar with both the school to prison pipeline, and the difficulties disabled students – in particular, the Deaf – are faced with. They are often disproportionately punished, in both schools and in adult life.

According to a new analysis of Department of Education data, 13 percent of disabled students in kindergarten through 12th grade were suspended during the 2009-10 school year, compared with 7 percent of students without disabilities. Among black children with disabilities, which included those with learning difficulties, the rate was much higher: one out of every four was suspended at least once that school year.

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8 thoughts on “The School to Prison Pipeline Is Even Bigger for the Deaf

  1. You address an interesting and very important subject.

    I did not want to write this publicly but, I can’t seem to respond only to you…please feel free to delete this comment. It is very hard to grasp your serious point when I have a hard time getting past your grammar. In the second line the usage of then vs than was jarring.


      1. Oh, BTW. If you click on the image of “Jack,” the black dog directly under where it says “E-mail Us,” your e-mail client will open with our address automatically inserted in the “to:” box. 🙂


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