Skip to comments.DOJ Wants to Know 'Race, Sex, Disability, Age and English-Learner Status' of Misbehaving Students
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 schools discipline practices."
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This is Obama we're talking about. More like bend over and cough.
It would depend on the cheese. Velveeta? Immediate expulsion. Parmesan Regianno? Immediate advancement to the next grade level.
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.
The thusly created profile is discrinimating
Is Hugo Boss still around?
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...
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.
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.
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.
Profiling. Holder wants to get a jump on it and start raiding their homes
Those statistics should be openly published.
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.
We don’t want them kind—EVER!
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.
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.
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".
“Enlish-Learner Status” ??
A lot of those black kids will never learn English
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.
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...
Apartheid, with a smiley face.
“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.
It does appear that our public school school system favors Chinese-Americans.
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.