Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers

Why are black preschoolers in America more than three times as likely to be suspended than their white classmates?

Perhaps because teachers are more likely to expect young black children — especially young black boys — to misbehave, according to a new Yale study.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale University Child Study Center, asked more than 130 preschool teachers to watch video clips of children in classrooms. The teachers were told to look for signs of “challenging behavior.”

Read more from The Washington Post.

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