The Chicago Tribune reported on a national study that says Illinois has the highest suspension rates for African-American students out of the 47 states included in the study. The ACLU of Illinois believes that every student, regaurdless of race, deserves fair treatment in their public school.

One of every 4 African-American public school students in Illinois was suspended at least once for disciplinary reasons during the 2009-10 school year, the highest rate among 47 states examined in a national study released Tuesday.

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