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Oakland schools enter agreement with feds to reduce suspensions of black students
Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/27/12 | Katy Murphy

Posted on 09/28/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai

OAKLAND -- The Oakland school board on Thursday night unanimously approved an agreement with the Office for Civil Rights to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions of its African-American students.

Parents, community organizers, district staff members and other leaders spoke passionately about the need to pass -- and to fully realize -- the plan, and to involve students, families and teachers in the push for change.

"We're here today to ante up and reclaim our children," said Chris Chatmon, director of the district's African American Male Achievement initiative.

Chatmon said the resolution will give the system the sense of urgency needed to change the status quo. He said that while African-American students made up 32 percent of OUSD's enrollment during the last school year, they received 63 percent of all suspensions.

This spring, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights began to investigate whether the school district treated black students more harshly than white students. Now that the board has approved the resolution, that investigation will come to a halt.

Arthur Zeidman, who directs the San Francisco field office for the Office for Civil Rights, came to the school board meeting. He stressed that while the agreement was binding, it would be a cooperative relationship. He said the office pursued a resolution with Oakland because "there was work to be done in Oakland, and Oakland was willing to do it."

The department, he said, wanted "to put our resources toward a project that could result in real change."

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: education; oakland; publicschools; quotas; schooldiscipline
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 9:15:44 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

So, favored minorities get a pass. They don’t have to follow the same rules everyone else does.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: AmericanSamurai

“Real change.”

Sure. Coddling children who misbehave will make the situation worse FOR EVERYONE ELSE!


3 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: AmericanSamurai
Now those children who behave and want to learn will get even less education than before. At least they'll have free Obama phones.
4 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

“...Chris Chatmon, director of the district’s African American Male Achievement initiative.”

Is this satire? Sadly, probably/most likely not.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: AmericanSamurai; All

This is nothing more than Black Ku Klux Klan Racism....we are going to give Special Rights to thugs and delinquents because of their “skin color”?

What types of crimes will be considered “not suspendable”....theft, burgulary, rape, murder?

Its time to make blacks responsible for their inability to function in normal society. And, its time for White Guilt Liberals to stop being wussies and get real in regards to Black Attitudes and Racism.

If you are white, you are screwed. This is what this rule


6 posted on 09/28/2012 9:21:48 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Its time to make blacks responsible for their inability to function in normal society. And, its time for White Guilt Liberals to stop being wussies and get real in regards to Black Attitudes and Racism.


LOL, that’s the funny thing about living in the bay area, is that White liberals will protest about “social justice”, meanwhile the Black thugs they are protesting the rights of wouldn’t hesitate for a second to rob them if given the chance.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 9:25:12 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

That should work well. Oakland teacher’s must love that.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 9:25:12 AM PDT by expat2
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To: SeminoleCounty
I'm sure the grand old traditions of black yutes doing obscene gestures to girls will get a pass, and wearing their pants low so their boyhoods are nearly showing will get a pass, and their mumble jumble jingo nonsensical speech patterns will get reinforced, not reduced, and we all know that a when black yutes surround and beat up a single white, its all just funnin....

the choice is....don't send your kids to public school, move, or home school....

9 posted on 09/28/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by cherry
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To: AmericanSamurai

Their solution will only make things worse because it involves mainly ignoring the problems that cause suspension.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

White Kids:

Follow the rules crackas!

Black kids

We have some suggestions, but no rules.
"F--- what?"... oh, sorry... never mind.
11 posted on 09/28/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: AmericanSamurai

This spring, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights began to investigate whether the school district treated black students more harshly than white students. Now that the board has approved the resolution, that investigation will come to a halt.
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yep. can’t have the completed report,
show the truth, that it wasn’t being unfair or racist.
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just like criticism of that police report about blacks being disproportionately arrested for speeding...
until someone notice the study was done strictly by automatic cameras...


12 posted on 09/28/2012 9:32:00 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Soooo will they return their guns and coke too, or will that take a court order?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 9:33:31 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: cherry

This LIBERAL BS makes it worst. Until they are made to stand on their own two feet they will always expect the FREE PASS because their OF COLOR. The most idiotic term I have ever heard these morons utter.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: AmericanSamurai
Now that the board has approved the resolution, that investigation will come to a halt.

You betcha! Chances are that the investigation would show the suspensions were warranted. That could not be allowed to happen.

15 posted on 09/28/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: circlecity
So, favored minorities get a pass. They don’t have to follow the same rules everyone else does.

I guess because they can't help it. It's not their fault. Blah, blah, blah.
16 posted on 09/28/2012 9:39:57 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Maybe white families should pull their children and start a homeschooling community, share in the teaching.

If the white kids aren’t in the school, the suspensions can’t possibly be lopsided.

If white kids present a problem for black children in public schools and white children get better treatment—let us make public schools black only, remove the spoiled racist crackers.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 9:40:21 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: AmericanSamurai; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

True. A month ago, I helped a friend in nearby (bankrupt) Vallejo set up her first grade class for opening day. Her class size changed from twenty to thirty-two. No aides, no Phys Ed, art or music. All teachers have been informed they may not refer black children to the office for discipline. It comes with the “free” Arne Duncan money the district has accepted. They are not allowed to group by ability, either. She doesn’t dare divide the 32 into any kind of groups for fear she’ll be accused.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 9:41:07 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: AmericanSamurai

Anything to accelerate the pace of the race to the bottom ...

No, you don’t need a hall pass to skip classes ... you’re black.

No, you don’t need to shut up in class, you’re black.

No, you don’t need to turn in that assignment, you’re black.

No, you don’t need to perform to the standards of others, you’re black.

And all this will certainly help “African American Male Achievement”.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 9:42:34 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

If the DOJ can do it, why can’t the Oakland school district do it, right?

The chasm just keeps getting wider and wider...


20 posted on 09/28/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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