Subjective exclusions ‘target black students’, teacher says

According to BBC, “Subjective” exclusions that affect black students more than others should be abolished, a teacher has said.

Lana Crosbie, who teaches at a school in Bristol, said fixed-term exclusions were disproportionately affecting black students because of “cultural nuances” not picked up by white teachers.

As a result, she set up Bristol No More Exclusions (NME) with teachers joining forces with the national movement.

In a statement, the government said it would always back teachers to “maintain discipline in the classroom”.

According to government statistics from the Department for Education, in Bristol, permanent exclusion rates have been at their lowest. However, fixed-term exclusion rates were some of the highest in the country.

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