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  • Holder's New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

    01/08/2014 3:11:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking."
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    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,...
  • U.S. acts to keep minority, disabled students out of jail

    01/07/2014 11:07:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    (Reuters) - The Justice and Education departments unveiled guidelines on Wednesday to prevent schools from violating civil rights laws and keep students out of jail after data found minorities and the disabled were more likely than others to face discipline or arrest. Attorney General Eric Holder said the guidelines were aimed at giving direction to school law enforcement officers, protecting the civil rights of students, and keeping kids in the classroom.