An Excellence and Equity review concludes that minority students at Windsor High School are getting the short end of the stick, facing inequalities in opportunities, achievement and discipline.
The controversial study done by a research team from Loyola Universities in Chicago and Maryland has led to the recommendation that the town create a Community-School Equal Opportunity Commission and a plan to address these glaring issues.
The biggest problems come in advanced classes and in discipline. While African American males make up more than half the male student body, only 23 percent of them are enrolled in AP courses.
Meanwhile, more than 50 percent of that same group who graduated in 2012 were given 10 ore more detentions over their four years – the numbers are similar for Hispanics and Latinos – both male and female.
Only 27 percent of white males, 16 percent of white females were given 10 or more detentions over four years.