Skip to comments.L.A. Schools: We Won’t Suspend Kids For Mouthing Off Anymore
Posted on 05/15/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT by presidio9
In a groundbreaking resolution, the Los Angeles Unified District school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for willful defiance, making it the first district in the state to do so.
This decision will stop suspensions for a variety of misbehaviorsanything from mouthing off to teachers, eating food in the classroom, or violating the school dress codewhich critics have maintained are too broad and arbitrarily enforced. Instead, starting next year, principals will install alternative disciplinary measures while students remain in school.
The ban in LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country, marks a major shift from a zero-tolerance policy for minor infractions.
We know that taking kids out of school is not an effective solution for dealing with students who have behavioral issues, said Tonna Onyendu, an organizer with the Liberty Hill Foundation, a nonprofit group that helped craft the proposal for LAUSD. Whats worse, he said, is it leads to racial profiling in the classroom.
Data collected by the U.S. Department of Education from schools around the nation shows that the zero-tolerance approach to school discipline has a discriminatory effect. African-American students are suspended from school more than three times as often as white students across all grade levels.
In LAUSD, African-American children make up nine percent of the student body, but they account for 26 percent of all suspensions, nearly half of which are for willful defiance offenses.
Seattle and New York City school districts faced civil rights investigations by the U.S. Department of Education for an alarming rise in suspension rates in recent years, particularly among African-American and Latino boys.
New York City saw
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Thank you lawyers.
Seriously? What teacher in their right mind would continue to work there?
IOW is would be racist to suspend kids for mouthing off because a disproportionate number of those suspended are black.
Eric Holder was making rumbling sounds about going Federal on this
A perfect example of why our culture is in the toilet.
Schools collect money based on how many students attend school. Same with those getting school lunches.
They need bodies in seats.
why do libtards assume that it’s racial profiling that causes blacks to be suspended three times more than white students? why not consider that blacks are at least three times as disruptive and causing problems far more often than whites? geez, idiots rule.
The teachers should file hostile work environment complaints against the districts.
They were talking using alternative methods on the radio.
I heard this one years ago and it is from Disney.
MAMA, DON’T WHIP LITTLE BUFORD
From Country Bear Jamboree
(Kenneth C. Burns / Henry D. Haynes )
Mama don’t whip little Buford.
Mama don’t pound on his head.
Mama don’t whip little Buford.
I think you should shoot him instead.
Yes, folks, we only have high class stuff on this show
I am a firm believer in home-schooling or private schools. Public schools no longer allow the teaching of morality with the removal of religion as a guiding philosophy. As the children in the epic “Lord of The Flies” novel, when children have not been taught morality they will develop their own and it can be a very ugly thing. Cheating, violence, sex, disrespect for authority in schools all result from amoral upbringing. Parents should not rely on public schools to teach their children morality.
It’s hard to understand kids mouthing off in Spanish anyway.. Teachers are only in it for the money and the lifetime pension. Just like cops, firefighters and most politicians.
This is so obvious, but the "compassionate" crowd can't wait to get the least little reference to human decency out of the public schools for fear of hurting some deviant's self-esteem.
“Whats worse, he said, is it leads to racial profiling in the classroom....
Oh, for the love of Pete: STFU.
I teach in LAUSD, and I can tell you there is a reason for this. Those little boys have a bad case of "Baby Boy." Their mothers are their fiercest champions, and if their boy was rude to you, as one teacher was told, "Maybe he didn't like your tone."
Oddly enough, the girls are usually fine. In fact, often they're top the class. African-American women don't coddle their daughters. But the sons, the sons... oh, that's different. They talk a good game on the phone when you call them, but the kid's behavior doesn't change.
Actually, that quote was what led me to post this thread in the first place. The absurdity of the idea that some races, for what ever reason, don't deal well with authority -so we need to protect that behavior in the name of cultural diversity (even if it means doing these kids a disservice later in life) could only come from a liberal mind. I generally dismiss the idea that anything is more important than the three R's, but school is also where kids learn some of the social skills they will need to become productive members of society when they grow up. A kid who never learns to respect authority is going to have a hell of a time finding and keeping a job. Any job.
Whats worse, he said, is it leads to racial profiling in the classroom....
Oh, for the love of Pete: STFU.”
Oh come on, if De-Shanteshain wants to talk back to the oppressive racist teacher, as a 26 year old freshman he has that right !
My wife has similar stories.
Though the ones in sports behave... during the season.
With LA’s reputation for public school excellence, what district in the country wouldn’t want to adopt this policy as well?
The only purpose of education in Western Civilization—since Socrates was to teach Virtue.
All the Founders stated the same thing. (Virtue is excellence, Wisdom —Christian Ethics —the Bible and Classics were in the McGuffey Readers to instill Wisdom. Wisdom is defined by Socrates as being able to discern between Good and Evil).
That ended with John Dewey-—the father of modern education who was a Fabian Socialist. His curricula blurs good and evil (throws out Classics and Bible) and literally destroys Knowledge—the understanding of history. It is intentional—the dumbing down of America—is written about since the 40’s.
He wanted to fundamentally change the worldview of our children from a Christian ethic to an atheist/pagan/occult one where totalitarianism could exist. He succeeded to a large extent. We need the government out of education.....JS Mill stated government schools would only make slaves (idiots) for the State.
just making policy that fits current facts
You nailed it — bodies in the seat = money in the administrators’ pockets.
None. Now, the ones *not* in their right mind? Either they or the students will need to watch out because something's gotta give.
We know that taking kids out of school is not an effective solution for dealing with students who have behavioral issues,
What a bunch of morons. Suspension and expulsion are to protect the students who aren’t discipline problems from the ones that are, and leave the teachers to teach without disruption. Leaving disruptive students in the school should not even be an option.
“Seriously? What teacher in their right mind would continue to work there?”
You’ll be surprised. I sit on a “group” which consults the LA Unified Idiots, I mean District, and the a large group of the teachers are either quitters or couldn’t care less. The after school programs involves Facebook and TMZ, I kid you not.
BULLYING as defined by the Left meaning picking on/teasing queers. Fat kids, nerds, brains, and conservatives are still ripe for harassment in schools.
And when kids "mouth off" to their teachers, they are "questioning authority" which is a higher calling of liberalism.
Another example of why multiculturalism and diversity do not work.
Also Christians and anybody who expresses a conservative political viewpoint.
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