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Discipline in schools: the flaws of today’s education system

A common argument for why the teaching force in Minnesota lacks diversity claims that college students of color are not interested in pursuing careers in education. A common counter-argument states: college students of color are not pursuing careers in education because a majority of them have bad memories of their K-12 experience. The latter argument claims that unfair discipline practices in schools have driven some students of color completely out of school and left those who remained in school with a feeling of distrust towards teachers and the education system.