TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 18, 2014

The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Education Law Practicum, along with local education and civil rights advocates, has filed a federal discrimination complaint against Knox County Schools. The complaint claims that the school system unfairly targets African Americans and students with disabilities, the Associated Press reports. The groups reviewed data from 2012, which they say shows that African American students were almost three times more likely to be suspended and more than four times more likely to be referred to law enforcement than their Caucasian peers. The data also indicates that African American students with disabilities were more than six times more likely to be referred to law enforcement than Caucasian students with disabilities. WRCB-TV has the story.