An educational community is reflective of the community in which it resides. Issues of bias, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other inequities may extend their reach even through school doors. Particularly critical as it relates is the notion of disciplinary equity in which an educational community may examine its disciplinary practices for disproportionality; that is, is there any one or more subgroup of students that is disciplined at a disproportional rate versus others for similar offenses? If so, why does this occur? How might the issues of discrimination mentioned above impact this reality?
The resources presented in this section allow educational communities to have a starting point for the difficult conversation surrounding discipline equity and suggest manners in which it may be addressed. This section is categorized by key areas of focus when evaluating how to mitigate inequitable disciplinary practices.