Factoids Of The Day: 5.23.2016

From The Atlantic, June, 2016:

“The Eviction Curse”

“In 1970, about 15 percent of urban families lived in neighborhoods that were either extremely poor or extremely wealthy. That figure has risen to 34 percent by 2012. Among black Americans, the odds of escaping the poorest enclaves are grim: Four out of five black children growing up in such places have caregivers who were raised in similar neighborhoods. Meanwhile, the number of households within gated communities is up by more than half since 2001.”

From The Atlantic, June 2016

“How Kids Really Succeed”

“In 2010, more than a tenth of all public-high school students nationwide were suspended at least once. … African American students, for example, are suspended three times as often as white students. In Chicago public high schools (which have particularly good and well-analyzed data on suspensions), 27 percent of students who live in the city’s poorest neighborhoods received an out-of-school suspension during the 2013-2014 school year, as did 30 percent of students with a reported personal history of abuse or neglect. Sixty percent of Chicago’s out-of-school suspensions in public high schools are for infractions that don’t involve violence or even a threat of violence: They are for talking back to teachers, violating school rules, and disruptive behavior.”


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