Some Missouri schools still seen punishing black students more severely than white students. A fall ACLU report found that black students made up 40 percent in out-of-school suspensions, despite them being 16 percent of the total student population receiving special education services.

Legislative and policy director of the Missouri ACLU, Sara Baker, believes a major shift needs to happen to keep students away from the school-to-prison pipeline. Read more at KCUR.