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Close look at Cheney Schools reveals distrubing facts

Letter to the Editor

 


According to data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, reported in a national NBC investigation “Policing the Schools” (Feb. 27, 2017), during the 2013-2014 school year the rate of student referral to law enforcement in the Cheney School District was 9.86 per 1,000 students. This was over twice the national rate of 4.47, and over three times the Washington rate of 2.94. Twelve of the 43 (28 percent) of these students were reported as having a disability; four of the 12 disabled students referred to law enforcement were racial minorities.

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