Racial Discipline Disparity Gets Hearing In Christina School District

Jun 14, 2013

Credit Don Rush

This week found Christina Superintendent Freeman Williams defending the school district’s efforts to address an investigation that found black students were being disciplined more often and more harshly than white students in similar circumstances.

The investigation by the US Department of Education looked at three years beginning in 2008.

Superintendent Williams told a public meeting Wednesday that the district is confident it will be able to resolve man of the issues that have been identified.

These efforts involve training and support for district administrators and teacher as well as surveys of students and their families.

But New Castle County Council member Jea Street wanted to know if anyone has been held accountable.

Williams replied that the entire system is being held accountable and told WDEL that there was no one person behind the discrimination.