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DOJ Wants to Know 'Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status' of Misbehaving Students
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Posted on 01/09/2014 5:02:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver

DOJ Wants to Know 'Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status' of Misbehaving Students

January 9, 2014 - 8:16 AM Schools Urged to Collect 'Demographic Data' on Students Who Are Disciplined By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration, concerned that "zero tolerance" policies are sending too many students to court instead of the principal's office, on Wednesday urged schools to back off -- particularly in the case of minority students and other federally protected groups.

"Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem today," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who joined Attorney General Eric Holder in speaking about the new guidance. Holder said "students of color and those with disabilities" often receive "different and more severe punishment than their peers."

While the nation's schools are under local control, they must follow federal civil rights and disability laws. And the new guidance for the nation's schools could subject more of those schools to federal discrimination lawsuits. In fact, the crackdown already is happening, as CNSNews.com previously reported.

While the guidance is "voluntary," it encourages schools to set up a "recordkeeping system" that tracks demographic information on misbehaving students, including their "race, sex, disability, age and English-learner status" along with the infraction, the discipline imposed, who imposed it, etc.

"Schools should establish procedures for regular and frequent review and analysis of the data to detect patterns that bear further investigation," the guidance says.

"As part of this review, schools (and the federal government no doubt) may choose to examine how discipline referrals and sanctions imposed at the school compare to those at other schools, or randomly review a percentage of the disciplinary actions taken at each school on an ongoing basis to ensure that actions taken were non-discriminatory and consistent with the school’s discipline practices."

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Cough it up..........
1 posted on 01/09/2014 5:02:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
like pointing your finger at somebody, or making a gun out of a slice of cheese...
2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:06:48 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: Sub-Driver
Cough it up..........

This is Obama we're talking about. More like bend over and cough.

3 posted on 01/09/2014 5:09:38 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Chode

It would depend on the cheese. Velveeta? Immediate expulsion. Parmesan Regianno? Immediate advancement to the next grade level.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 5:09:39 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t wait till some white kid makes an issue of this. In some parts of the country, white kids are the minority in school. All that feel good mess they created needs to be thrown right back on them.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 5:09:56 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Sub-Driver

The thusly created profile is discrinimating


6 posted on 01/09/2014 5:10:55 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Sub-Driver; Chode

Is Hugo Boss still around?

7 posted on 01/09/2014 5:12:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, a ‘child of color’ can slap another student(probably white) in the classroom because the ‘child of color’ felt disrespected by the other student, and rather than being disciplined, the ‘child of color’ can be labeled ‘disabled’, probably be placed on some medication(Ritalin) and go along their way with federal protection.

Black Run America at it’s finest...


8 posted on 01/09/2014 5:12:51 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver
And they wonder why they can not find good teachers anymore. Every teacher is going to have a lawyer at a desk in the corner to make sure they don't mark the wrong box and get fired or sued.

I have the same answer for the DOJ as I do for the rest of this government. SCREW YOU!!!!! Get your nose out of local elected government.

9 posted on 01/09/2014 5:14:09 PM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just what those kids desperately need, a lack of constructive discipline. History will show that the first African-American President left a vile and horrendous legacy.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:17:07 PM PST by allendale
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To: Sub-Driver
(from the title):" DOJ Wants to Know 'Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status' of Misbehaving Students
so that they know how many trophies to order !!

11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:17:40 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

The really disgusting thing is Whites elected this clown’s boss then re-elected him.

The massive leftist propaganda of the last 60 or so years has finally changed the world.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:17:51 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Profiling. Holder wants to get a jump on it and start raiding their homes


13 posted on 01/09/2014 5:23:57 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: Lurker
LOLOLOL!!!
14 posted on 01/09/2014 5:25:15 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: Sub-Driver

Those statistics should be openly published.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:26:17 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
i think he goes by the name of Karl Lagerfeld now...
16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:29:18 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: Sub-Driver

Who knows the unexpected consequences.

Some teachers may actually begin to move from the far political left to the right of center.

Well, OK, maybe just a few. I think the Republicans started this by freeing the slaves.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 5:30:11 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

We don’t want them kind—EVER!


18 posted on 01/09/2014 5:32:39 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Because it’s the “labeling” that causes the bad behavior, not the other way around. Riiiiiight. Some of these “disabled” kids are told to act up in school so Momma can get an SSI “crazy check” every month. They couldn’t pay me enough to teach in these schools.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 5:43:27 PM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 01/09/2014 6:00:34 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obama is very angry and will get to the bottom of it.)
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21 posted on 01/09/2014 6:13:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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GREAT! /sarc

A long overdue official backlash against “ZERO TOLERANCE” insanity is hijacked by Holder for all the wrong reasons. And idiotic, authoritarian “conservatives” fight back by defending the indefensible.

Let’s just replace “In God We Trust” with “Zero Tolerance!” and admit we are a brain dead police state.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:14:25 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
The statistics don't lie but bureaucrats do. They want to stop disciplining the one group of kids who need it the most. Maybe the school wouldn't have to discipline them so much if these kids had two parents at home teaching them right from wrong. Now they will learn the consequences of their actions from the police department.
23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:59:25 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: peeps36
NOBODY WANTS TO STOP DISCIPILING ANYONE!!!

The point is stopping schools from having kids ARRESTED by cops for misbehavior.

If you like the idea of kids getting a criminal record for childhood hijinks, please don't ever call yourself "conservative".

24 posted on 01/09/2014 7:23:30 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“Enlish-Learner Status” ??

A lot of those black kids will never learn English


25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:25:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I don’t know what you call hijinks but a kid being sucker punched at school and dying. A group of older kids beating the heck out of a smaller kid on a school bus? A lot more of the same going on.

Always Black on White but Holder thinks they should not be reported.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 7:57:34 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holder wants to bully the school system into pretending black students and white students are equally disruptive.

It’s easier than teaching black parents how to instill decent values in the kids. Well, easier for Holder...


27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:08:52 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Forgotten Amendments
This isn't about hi jinks or acting out in class. This is about hiding criminal acts that are carried out by certain groups of people. Just look at the program in the South Florida school Trayvon went to. They let him walk after being caught with drugs, stolen jewelery and burglary tools. Let's not forget who is running the just us dept these days.
28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:12:34 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apartheid, with a smiley face.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:20:15 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“If you like the idea of kids getting a criminal record for childhood hijinks,”


How about a guy that’s 19 or 20 committing “hijinks”?

They are in public schools killing time and making trouble.

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30 posted on 01/09/2014 9:32:02 PM PST by Mears
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To: Sub-Driver

It does appear that our public school school system favors Chinese-Americans.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 10:25:06 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone in the Admin ever stop the think that higher discipline rates come from more behavioral problems. Behavior that doesn’t respect teacher/instructor authority? Bet not, it doesn’t fit their agenda.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 11:51:29 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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