Group Demands Delaware School Districts Open Up On Suspensions

Jun 11, 2014

Credit Don Rush

A group of Wilmington and New Castle County leaders are calling on the Delaware Department to open up about who is being suspended from school and why.

The Coalition for Fairness and Equity in Schools says there is a disproportionate number of African American, Hispanic and special-needs students, who are being sent home.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they say this is setting those students up for social failure and potentially prison.

The leaders say these suspensions put student behind academically and affect their interest in school.

The group is being led by the American Civil Liberties Union and includes Wilmington and New Castle County council members as well as representatives from other organizations in the state.