Skip to comments.HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES
Posted on 01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules.
Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s, often spell out uniform and swift punishment for offenses such as truancy, smoking or carrying a weapon. Violators can lose classroom time or become saddled with a criminal record.
"Ordinary troublemaking can sometimes provoke responses that are overly severe, including out of school suspensions, expulsions and even referral to law enforcement and then you end up with kids that end up in police precincts instead of the principal's office," Holder said.
In American schools, black students without disabilities were more than three times as likely as whites to be expelled or suspended, according to government civil rights data collection from 2011-2012. Although black students made up 15 percent of students in the data collection, they made up more than a third of students suspended once, 44 percent of those suspended more than once and more than a third of students expelled.
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in today’s America that is acceptable. It’s acceptable because we take it and seldom push back
Which is why he has NOT been fired for his incompetence.
A unified culture is stronger than a diverse on. The saying “diversity is our strength” is a lie among lies
but enemanozzle is more fitting! (pun intended!)
yep, preaching to the choir
I push back all the time. The other minorities (white Americans) treat me with loathing for it
They don’t perceive the oppression
White guilt? Depending on the military to be the only ones to fight for us ?
I be owed
good, keep pushing back. Perhaps others will learn from your example.
This school of thought is consistent with the malignant principle of “de facto discrimination” on which liberals have supped for the last 30 or more years. If the percentages aren’t the same as the percentages in the population then there must be discrimination. Conservatives say, “If you did the crime do the time”. Or hire blind teachers.
It’s going to take us decades to undo the damage brought onto us by the Øbozo regime.
So many potentially great teachers who want to be teachers dont, because of this stupidity.
100% agree. I’m not sure, considering the people in office, if anything can be fixed
My kid is a teacher, so far so good, but it’s never a question of if, but of when one flips out.
at the root of it all is discipline. None at home, no preparation for learning takes place, just running amok until it’s time to send them off to gov’mnt baby sitter for 13-14 years.
It’s no wonder we lag the world in test scores. Education has been reduced to the lowest denominator.
I wholeheartedly agree.
If Holder and Obama can’t gin up a race war before the end of his presidency they are toast!
E pluribus unum.
It actually is reality.
Diversity is strength is Orwellian doublespeak.