53206 Cast – Episode 21: Getting Sent Home Again

Meg and Alex pick up where the conversation in episode 21 left off around suspension rates in Wisconsin schools. The two give some thoughts around whether this is an individual problem, a school problem, or a system problem. 

Statistics mentioned in this episode:

Wisconsin school enrollment:

White: 588,000

Black: 77,000

Economically Disadvantaged: 362,000

Not Economically Disadvantaged: 493,000

Number of suspensions:

White: 24,000

Black: 32,000

Economically Disadvantaged: 57,000

Not Economically Disadvantaged: 16,000

Article talking about the wealth gap between white and black families:

Examining the Black-white wealth gap

iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/53206/id1526303091