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Document Number: 3476

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs in Texas – What is Known; What is Needed - This policy brief examines the results of a 1995 Texas policy that requires each school district to have an “alternative educational setting for behavioral management.” An analysis of data from the Texas Education Agency shows that (1) minority students are overrepresented in removals to these alternative programs and (2) the primary reason for the removals involves violations of school districts’ codes of conduct instead of major offenses in the Texas criminal code, the primary justification for creating alternative programs. (Intercultural Development Research Association, 1999)...

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