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Obama Administration Takes Aim At Cutting Racial Disparity In School Discipline
NBCNews.com ^ | 08 January 2014 | Becky Bratu

Posted on 01/09/2014 4:59:45 PM PST by zeestephen

The Obama administration Wednesday issued new guidelines on classroom discipline, seeking to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalracism; lowexpectations; progressiveracism; racism
In a statement, Duncan wrote that data show black students were three times more likely than whites to be suspended or expelled, according to Reuters.

And students with disabilities, despite making up about 12 percent of students in the United States, also make up almost 20 percent of those suspended and almost 25 percent of those arrested for a school-related infraction.

1 posted on 01/09/2014 4:59:45 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Yup, allowing the black students to slap teachers, or shoot them. Whites automatically go to jail. Local schools around here have severe problems. 98% of the problems are blacks. Sorry, but that is simply the way it is. Everyone of the incidents involving teacher-student hands on incidents are black students. Have not seen or heard of any white kids attacking a teacher. We have several teachers in our church and they are ladies and they are afraid of some of their students.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:02:53 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: zeestephen

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Let ‘em run even wilder than they do now. See how that works for American cities and crime rates.

Regardless of the racial makeup percentage, if they didn’t commit most of the crimes, the stats wouldn’t be what they are. Duh.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 5:03:38 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: zeestephen
We must stop behavior inequality. Punish the good students at a higher rate. Level the playing field.
4 posted on 01/09/2014 5:04:33 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: zeestephen
Cutting Racial Disparity In School Discipline

You know what would help a lot would be cutting the disparity in school behavior.

In a way, it's good these people are being so nakedly evil and stupid. They're giving all the bad ideas a bad name all at once.

5 posted on 01/09/2014 5:05:48 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: zeestephen

Laws and rules do not apply to Negroes, just racist Whites.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 5:07:31 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: zeestephen

there’s affirmative action,
and then there’s reverse affirmative action.
the possibilities are endless


7 posted on 01/09/2014 5:11:35 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: RetiredArmy
I know several teachers in the inner-city schools that are afraid of their students.
When kids are not disciplined at home , why should they expect discipline at school, much less taught self-control ?
Many inner-city schools are little more than "day care" ; education is a secondary cosideration.
COMMON CORE is the 'dumbing down' of education to the lowest common denomerator, and is encouraged by the FED as 'leveling the playing field' ..
8 posted on 01/09/2014 5:12:50 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: zeestephen

Progressives have low expectations of black and Hispanic children.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 5:13:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: zeestephen; All

The Founding States had made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about things like public schools means that such issues are uniquely state power issues.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:16:30 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: zeestephen
Duncan also wondered whether "putting children out of school really [is] the best course of action."

Yeah spend all your time with the trouble makers, the kids who want to learn and put in the effort, they can fend for themselves. That's the ticket. It works every time it's tried </sarc>

11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:18:13 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: zeestephen
I'm all for equality. Equal treatment under he law, or rules or policies but no special treatment for any more people in this country no matter how many race cards they play.

If we can ever pry this racist out of the white house we need to elect someone who is sane. Their first job will be to resend each and every executive order and policy change of the Obama catastrophe.

12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:19:21 PM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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To: zeestephen

Cut the disparity in bad behavior and the rest will take care of itself


13 posted on 01/09/2014 5:20:01 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Amendment10

I will guess that one stipulation of federal aid to local schools is obedience to various federal laws and regulations.

The other stipulation is that teacher unions must donate 95% of their political funds to Democrat candidates.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 5:23:45 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
lets see... most of the blacks getting disciplined are inner city yutes, and for the mopst part, WHO teaches these yutes??? BLACK TEACHERS!!!

guess they must be racists...

15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:24:05 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: zeestephen

Not this again!

I volunteered in my child’s elementary school as a parent-aid once a week. I saw children misbehave in very serious ways (such as threatening another child with scissors or hitting another child) and they were not disciplined.

When I asked the teacher why she did not do anything she told me she had used up her discipline ‘quota’. They were minorities and apparently she could only discipline so many minority students by a set number of incidents per week. After that, she could get into trouble from the administration if she exceeded the quota.

Meanwhile, my child was disciplined and almost suspended for climbing a tree on the playground!

This was a while back. Needless to say, my child went to a private school after that year.

If your kids are in public school you should become a volunteer and see what all goes on. You will not believe it.
(However, in some schools I’ve heard that parents aren’t even allowed to go into the school and see what goes on).


16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:27:14 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: zeestephen

Does the DOJ seriously believe that the legions of leftists in the public schools actually target minorities for excessive discipline?

REALLY?


17 posted on 01/09/2014 5:30:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: oldenuff2no

Ha!!!


18 posted on 01/09/2014 5:32:08 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: zeestephen; All
I will guess that one stipulation of federal aid to local schools is obedience to various federal laws and regulations.

Noting that public schools are uniquely a state power issue, consider that Justice John Marshall had officially clarified the following concerning Congress's power to lay taxes. Justice Marshall had indicated that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

So any federal aid that the feds give to the states for public schools on the stipulation of state compliance with federal laws are arguably state revenues which corrupt Congress wrongly stole from the states in the form of constitutionally indefensible federal taxes.

Furthermore, any federal laws which the feds bully the states to comply with had better be based on the limited powers which the states have expressly delegated to the feds via the Constitution.

19 posted on 01/09/2014 5:37:13 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: zeestephen

Sounds like “quota” system to me. You can only punish students of color so many times in one year. White and Asian students do not have a limit.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 5:43:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: zeestephen
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
21 posted on 01/09/2014 6:08:18 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: zeestephen

Obama and his acolytes are BLACK RACISTS. PUNTO - PERIOD.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:20:30 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: zeestephen

If Obama truly wants to help his black brethren grow up to be something other than violent knockout kings, he will encourage discipline in home and school. Going easy on violent and misbehaving black students is the dumbest damn thing that can be done. When they grow up to kill people and advance in their militant endeavors against other races, or anyone who displeases them, they can get educated in prison or Hell, whichever place they reach first.

Urban blight is a disease that rots liberal minds.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:27:56 PM PST by pallis
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To: pallis
It sounds to me like the slave owners in the South had it all wrong. At one time it was against the law to teach slaves to read in many Southern states.

Fast-forward to 2014 and look at your typical inner-city school district ... and I'm wondering why they even bothered with laws like that.

24 posted on 01/09/2014 6:40:21 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Transformative change.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 6:43:22 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: zeestephen

He ought to be more worried about the scholastic disparity among races in academic performance.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 7:02:02 PM PST by Baladas
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To: zeestephen

If not for this kind of crap, Trayvon would still be alive.

Liberals killed the saintly little lad and they know it. That’s why they had to place the blame elsewhere.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST by digger48
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To: zeestephen

Impeachment File for “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:36 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: RetiredArmy

You’re right on this Army... teachers are well aware of the truth, but if they spoke it, they’l be fired.

All of us need to start speaking the truth about race... we’ve been bullied long enough.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 8:12:28 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: RetiredArmy

You’re right on this Army. Teachers are well aware of the truth but if they spoke it they’d be fired.

All of us who are not in positions where we could be fired need to start speaking the truth about race...

Becky Bratu works for NBC so I doubt she’s interested in the truth...


30 posted on 01/09/2014 8:16:02 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: BenLurkin

That is why this is so scary, even the Libtards, after many unreported instances, still are reporting the minorities many more times, like I always say it’s really 100x worse.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 9:51:33 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: GOPJ
RE: “teachers are well aware of the truth, but if they spoke it, they’l be fired.”

That's only half the problem.

Most public school teachers, and specifically urban school teachers, are devout Democrats, and many of them are non-white as well.

Speaking publicly about Black and Hispanic student violence is not just a professional mistake, it's a political sin that would make you an instant pariah among your fellow teachers.

32 posted on 01/09/2014 11:11:09 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Delta Dawn

“What’s that flower you have on?” Sorry I can never miss the chance to insert a song lyric into the conversation. Your screen name could not be ignored.

We all know that when you attempt to help the unmotivated by taking from the motivated, you ultimately end up with only unmotivated. Marx knew it and the Hand that operates the Sock Puppet in Chief knows it.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 1:23:57 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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So what about the one piece of White trash that knocked out the poor, old Black fellow? Wasn’t the perp striving to cut the racial disparity....


34 posted on 01/10/2014 1:30:27 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: zeestephen

You have a point. Atlanta teachers came up with a solution some time back - they changed the answers on the kid’s tests so it looked like they were being taught something.

Then there’s handing out the answers ahead of time and allowing cheating by ‘looking the other way’. Yeah, ‘teachers’ do that ... and teaching to the test...

The old ‘social promotion scam’ was caught and exposed - too many black kids graduating unable to read their diplomas. Teachers were not happy about that one...

Yes, there are a lot of ‘teachers’ who are part of the problem... but they still know the truth about black kids not learning. Black kids being violent. Black kids with gang and criminal problems. They know.

They also know none of these problems can be solve by pretending they don’t exist.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 8:19:19 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: zeestephen

You’ll notice that they don’t mention stopping violence. Instead, they want to stop punishment.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 8:23:08 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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