Trump Eyes Eliminating Obama School Discipline Polices

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The trump administration seems to be racially motivated in recommending to roll back the Obama polices which assure that black students don't get disciplined unfairly.

 

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The Obama administration implemented the guidance after finding that black students are three times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students, among other disparities. The guidance warned that school discipline policies that had a disproportionate impact on students of a particular race or other protected category could be in violation federal civil rights law, even if the policies were not intended to be discriminatory.


The problem with official actions or laws being race based cuts both ways. About a year ago our local newspaper did an investigation long these lines. The found that black kids were disciplined at a rate higher than their percentage of the population. They, naturally, made it a discrimination issue and made such a fuss that the School Board created a quota system. The end result was that if a black kid did something requiring discipline, he could not receive it unless the numbers worked right.

 

Typically when it was proposed that stats as to misbehaving were a better determinant than racial make up of the community (if such considerations are to be a factor) - the proposer was labeled "racist" and disregarded.

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I guess 45 is going to rush through and do as much damage as he can before they throw him out on his ear.  Well, let us "hope" that's what happens to him.  Good riddance to bad rubbish indeed!

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Trump will certainly approve this Neandrathal move by DeVos - it will harm people of color and ruin the lives of another generation - just what lil donny needs to rally his racist base.

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This contributes to the disparity.

 

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/03/black-boys-older.aspx


Yep, your link shows a contributor to the disparity and also shows an underlying racist tendency that many are unaware that they have.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:
 

The trump administration seems to be racially motivated in recommending to roll back the Obama polices which assure that black students don't get disciplined unfairly.

 

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The Obama administration implemented the guidance after finding that black students are three times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students, among other disparities. The guidance warned that school discipline policies that had a disproportionate impact on students of a particular race or other protected category could be in violation federal civil rights law, even if the policies were not intended to be discriminatory.


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Trump administration eyes rolling back Obama-era school discipline policies
Instead of focusing on gun control, the administration is calling to reverse rules intended to protect black students from disproportionate punishment.
 
Dec. 18, 2018 / 8:50 AM CST / Updated 11:55 AM CST
By Suzy Khimm and Allan Smith

 

A school safety commission created by President Donald Trump in the wake of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, has recommended that an Obama-era policy to reduce racial disparities in school discipline be rescinded, according to a report released by the panel on Tuesday.

The Federal Commission on School Safety said that it was "deeply troubled" by the Obama administration's 2014 guidance, which warned schools that they could be violating federal law if their discipline policies targeted minority students at higher rates.

 
 

"Maintaining order in schools is a key to keeping schools safe," the report said, adding that the previous guidance "undercut the ability of local officials to address the impact of disciplinary matters on school safety."

Image: FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor MarylandSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 23, 2017.Joshua Roberts / Reuters file

 

The school safety report is the result of nearly a year of efforts by the commission, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Student activists led the charge in calling for gun control in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year that killed 17 students and staff. But the commission did not make guns its focus, instead scrutinizing the Obama-era discipline policies, mental health, crisis management and press coverage of mass shootings, among other issues.

“The report makes no recommendations to address the common denominator in school tragedies — easy access to assault-style firearms designed for the battlefield," said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the incoming chair of the House Education and Labor Committee. "Rather than confronting the role of guns in gun violence, the Trump administration blames school shootings on civil rights enforcement."

 

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-administration-eyes-rolling-back-obama-era-school...


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