Racial disparity in school discipline!

Racial disparity in school discipline!

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“Don't Start Nothing ”

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#1 Jan 9, 2014
Obama administration takes aim at cutting racial disparity in school discipline
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News

The Obama administration Wednesday issued new guidelines on classroom discipline, seeking to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the recommendations were meant to protect the civil rights of students, and disrupt the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline." Civil rights advocates have long said that overly zealous school discipline policies target black and Hispanic students, pulling them out of schools and into the court system.

“Each year, significant numbers of students miss class due to suspensions and expulsions – even for minor infractions of school rules – and students of color and with disabilities are disproportionately impacted," the Justice Department said in a news release. "The guidance package provides resources for creating safe and positive school climates, which are essential for boosting student academic success and closing achievement gaps."

Holder was joined by Education Secretary Arne Duncan as he visited Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School.

"Effective discipline is, and always will be, a necessity. But a routine school discipline infraction should land a student in a principal's office - not in a police precinct," Holder said.

Duncan also wondered whether "putting children out of school really [is] the best course of action."

Holder said many students were suspended, expelled or arrested for minor infractions such as school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or laughing in class. Black or Hispanic students and those with disabilities often received more severe punishment than others, he added.

In a statement, Duncan wrote that data show black students were three times more likely than whites to be suspended or expelled, according to Reuters. And students with disabilities, despite making up about 12 percent of students in the United States, also make up almost 20 percent of those suspended and almost 25 percent of those arrested for a school-related infraction.

"It’s a major step in the right direction but there’s still a lot of work to be done," said Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.

Losen and his peers have spent several years analyzing data related to student suspension rates in middle and high schools.

He said the new guidelines make a difference because in addition to putting school districts on notice for their practices, they also provide information on what districts can do to improve student engagement and student-teacher relations. One positive move, he said, would be hiring principals who are good authoritarians but who don’t see removal as the first step in disciplining a student.

The guidelines, Losen said, are thus aimed at helping schools and districts to find more effective ways that not only reduce the disparity in punishment, but that are also going to benefit all students and keep more kids in school.

A reform of school discipline was long overdue, he added.

What's your take on this subject?

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#2 Jan 9, 2014

Louisville, KY

#4 Jan 9, 2014
To add:
This story can be found in the link you previously posted, as well as CNN and several other news sources.
Look at the comments section of each. America agrees with me. They know the truth: that negroes are disciplined at a far greater number than human children because they chimp out and do not follow the rules at a much greater number than human children, period.
There is no hiding, no masking this fact. It i clear as day. All this will do is make schools and classrooms even less safer than they already are, by not allowing the teachers and administrators to properly and severely discipline the feral little negroes. If this policy actually goes into effect (which it won't; it is merely a suggestion and not an order from the Department if Injustice, and any order would be unconstitutional,...but that never stopped this administration before, now did it?), you shall see teachers resigning in droves. Mark my words. No teacher loves their occupation that much, with the horrible pay that comes along with it, to have to babysit the negro apes each and every day without being able to remind them of their place.
This will only further ruin America's educational system (as if it couldn't already get any worse, after lowering the standards for all students so the officially mentally retarded negores can pass, which I might add they still cannot). Everyone knows this. Everyone but the negroes themselves, naturally.
The teachers and school administrators will not stand for this, not one bit. If the DoJ and nigbama's administration try to force this, we will see strikes, we will see record resignations, we will see the only thing that ever comes when we try to pretend that negroes are human beings and that they are "just like us": complete depravity and destruction.
Just remember, America: you voted for this. You are to blame. Don't come crying when your son comes home jumped by negro gangs, or your little daughter comes home after being raped by a pack of feral negroes. You voted for this.

Louisville, KY

#5 Jan 9, 2014
One more item:

To quote, "Black or Hispanic students and those with disabilities..."

At least they know well enough to group them together based on their intellectual capabilities.

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#6 Jan 9, 2014
FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield Freshman School teacher has been suspended without pay and faces the prospect of dismissal after allegedly making racially insensitive statements to a student earlier this month.

Monday, the Fairfield Board of Education suspended science teacher Gil Voigt. He has 10 days to request a hearing before the school board or a referee.

Voigt, who is white, is accused of telling an African-American male student,“We do not need another black president” after the student said he would like to become president.

The incident occurred on Dec. 3, with several other students present, according to a report from Assistant Superintendent Roger Martin, who conducted a disciplinary hearing on the matter.

It isn’t the first time the 14-year Fairfield teacher has been disciplined. He received a verbal warning for making an inappropriate racial comment in 2008. That year he also received a verbal warning for improper use of school technology.

Last year he received a verbal warning after allegedly calling a student “stupid” and belittling him. He received a written warning last month for failure to use the adopted curriculum.

“This is a rare occurrence. This is the first time I’ve faced it since being named assistant superintendent (in 2011),” Martin said.

In his report, Martin said he believed four students were interviewed who corroborated the student Voigt was speaking to.

Following a complaint by the student’s parents, the teen was removed from Voigt’s class, Martin said.

“We intend to uphold board policies and to hold teachers accountable for the essential functions of the teacher job description,” Martin said.

Voigt is accused of violating board policies related to staff ethics, staff-student relations and harassment.

Voigt was not present at the meeting and could not be reached on Monday for comment.

According to the report, Voigt said his statement was misquoted by the student, who he said was not a very good student and was troublesome in class.

Voigt has been a Fairfield teacher since 2000. Before that he taught seven years in North Carolina, two years in Florida and six years in the Cincinnati Public Schools. ■


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#7 Jan 9, 2014
Could the above story possibly be why some black children have disdain for the Amerikkkan school system bottom boy?

Lexington, KY

#8 Jan 9, 2014
Phoenix97 wrote:
Could the above story possibly be why some black children have disdain for the Amerikkkan school system bottom boy?
You are white, Phagnix. Quit pretending to be something you are not...

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