Government Recommends End to Overly Zealous Discipline in Schools

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Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#1 Jan 8, 2014
http://www.ktvn.com/story/24396365/government...

I grew up in inner city schools and worked there. Bringing an actual weapon to school (no butter knives or plastic tableware) should result in an arrest. Actual school infractions should be taken care of in school. Crimes committed in school are still crimes.

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#2 Jan 9, 2014
Zero tolerance has been taken to the extreme, with Kindergarteners being accused of sexual harassment for innocent actions. But I still say that crimes belong in the criminal justice system. I have seen too many examples of schools trying to do the police's job, and it having dire consequences.
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#3 Jan 9, 2014
Agreed.

Were you a teacher?

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#4 Jan 9, 2014
Oneal wrote:
Agreed.
Were you a teacher?
No. I grew up in a family of teachers and school employees and have an active role for 24 years in a private school school board
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#5 Jan 9, 2014
From the article posted:

[Civil rights advocates have said those policies lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students...

...The administration says research indicates that racial disparities in how students are disciplined are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color. In a letter to school districts, officials say they've found cases "where African-American students were disciplined more harshly and more frequently because of their race." (AP)]

I think before we start making "groundbreaking" skin color-based changes to how we handle lawbreaking students the statistics this administration is basing their decision on should be made public.

Let's see some of that transparency we were promise.

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#6 Jan 9, 2014
Oneal wrote:
From the article posted:
[Civil rights advocates have said those policies lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students...
...The administration says research indicates that racial disparities in how students are disciplined are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color. In a letter to school districts, officials say they've found cases "where African-American students were disciplined more harshly and more frequently because of their race." (AP)]
I think before we start making "groundbreaking" skin color-based changes to how we handle lawbreaking students the statistics this administration is basing their decision on should be made public.
Let's see some of that transparency we were promise.
Changes should never be skin color-based. As I said before, it should be based on the actual infractions.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#7 Jan 15, 2014
Mare racism coming out of This piece of crap, Eric Holder and B.O.'s department of "justice".

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#8 Jan 15, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Mare racism coming out of This piece of crap, Eric Holder and B.O.'s department of "justice".
"Mare" racism? Didn't hear horses mentioned at all.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#9 Jan 15, 2014
radell wrote:
<quoted text> "Mare" racism? Didn't hear horses mentioned at all.
Yea, he hates everybody and everything that doesn't have black skin. That includes horses.

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