On Monday night, expert, Dr. Jon Eyler presented a report to the Kern High School District board meeting indicating that African-American students are subject to double the rates of discipline as white students.

“Dr. Eyler’s Discipline Analysis Report validates the root causes of the advocacy work that Dolores Huerta Foundation has been doing with parents for the last three years. Implicit biases are so intrinsic in KHSD that is definitely something the district has to address. When we help parents learn their rights, get organized, and provide training in how to advocate for their children, they gain the power to change policies that put their children at an educational disadvantage and improve schools for all children.”  Says Erika M. Brooks, Education Program Manager of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

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