Modesto teachers asked to rethink decisions to suspend black, Latino students

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    Modesto teachers asked to rethink decisions to suspend black, Latino students

    At a community forum last week at Downey High School, an expert in social psychology explained how unspoken or implicit biases may influence even a cultured school teacher to escalate disciplinary action against students of color. Dr. Jason Okonofua also explained how the teacher-student relationship is damaged if a student thinks he or she is a target for unfair treatment. “If a person feels they are going to be a victim of discrimination it leads them to not want to be in that setting,” said Okonofua, who was hired to study and address school discipline rates for kindergarten-through-12th grade students ...


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