Bill seeks to ease harsh discipline against girls of color

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing legislation aimed at confronting what she described as punitive disciplinary actions taken disproportionately against girls of color in school.

The Massachusetts Democrat said from kindergarten through their senior year in high school, black girls are seven times more likely to be suspended as white girls, and four times more likely to be arrested at school.

Pressley said Latino and Native American girls are also suspended from school at higher rates than white girls.

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