Undisciplined: Police Violence And Public Schools

Jul 10, 2021

The frustration over police use of force has been simmering for years in the United States. A new study, published in the February 2021 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, focused on how police-involved killings affect the inner-city high school students in Los Angeles. The study found that a range of issues, including students' academic performance and psychological wellbeing can be impaired by such incidents, particularly for Black and Hispanic students.

Dr. Desmond Ang is an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he studies the interplay between race education and government.