Feds to stop encouraging racial quotas in school discipline

2014 rule contributed to disruptive classrooms

School Safety Commission recommends
staffing schools with armed police

Federal policies requiring school districts to discipline fewer minority students are being rolled back. The federal Commission on School Safety released a report this week blaming the 2014 directive for an increase in school violence.

“The commission’s focus was part of a broader effort to reject the previous administration’s race-conscious education efforts,” the New York Times reports. The safety commission found that the focus on race over safety  has made schools more dangerous.

‘A disservice to schools’

Critics of the Obama rule have long argued that the edict pressured districts to keep suspensions low at the expense of student safety. According to U.S. News & World Report, educators now argue the Obama-era guidance did a disservice to schools, “creating disruptive classrooms where teachers feel unsafe because they are pressured by school administrators not to report students.” The entire purpose of the Obama rules was to make the race numbers work.

Needs Not MetThe White House school safety report was commissioned in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student killed 17 children and adults. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was among those blaming the Obama discipline “guidance” for allowing the gunman in the Parkland shooting to skirt law enforcement, despite a well-known history of disturbing behaviors.

The 177-page report recommends school districts consider arming school personnel, either teachers or law-enforcement officials present in school buildings, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Obama forced racial quotas in school discipline

Back in June, we traced some of the chaos at Madison’s Sherman middle school to trying to make the numbers work by reducing school suspensions of students of color. National Review magazine elucidated:

Threatening lawsuits if the administrators didn’t comply with the “guidance,” the January 2014 letter coerced many school systems into adopting illegal racial quotas in their disciplinary decision-making.

The Obama letter utilized the “disparate impact” approach to civil-rights enforcement, whereby a policy that does not discriminate on its face, in its intent, or in its application is nonetheless deemed illegal if it has “disproportionate” statistical effects among different racial and ethnic groups.

… There is overwhelming evidence that Obama-era policies culminating in this “Dear Colleague” letter pushed schools to avoid disciplining students who needed to be disciplined. It made avoiding politically incorrect numbers more important than maintaining school safety.

 

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23 Responses to Feds to stop encouraging racial quotas in school discipline

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Sooooo, will BIG GUBMINT revisit other race-based quotas?

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      such as?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Such as the ones that take into account factors that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with fitness for the position, other than to siphon off suffocating White Lefty Guilt fueled by the soft bigotry of low expectations.

        Like Hahvahd’s discriminatory admissions policy toward Asians, which are in place because (according to White Lefty Guilt suffocated Hahvahd administrators) Blacks can’t make it on their own merits.

        AND, lest we forget, the one that allowed the election of the Worst President EVAH!!!!!!!

        The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Forgot to add: the Hopey Changey’s was the ONE Administration that was at WAR from 01/20/2009 until THE END OF AN ERROR 01/20/2017.

          His eight years of catastrophically failed foreign policy created more death, chaos and suffering than any time since World War II, yet he is named the RFK Human Rights Organization ‘Ripple of Hope’ Laureate.

          Ah Lefty; so MUCH HYPOCRISY, so little time!

          The Gotch

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        • Gary L. Kriewald says:

          I actually had to google “Ripple of Hope” to make sure it was a real thing. More proof that liberals are better at (unintentional) self-parody than anyone else. Too bad they don’t sponsor a Ripple of Truth award–oh, wait, there’d be no one qualified for it.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Gary L. Kriewald;

          “I actually had to google “Ripple of Hope” to make sure it was a real thing.”

          I’d put more stock in a Ripple of Fred Sanford Award.

          The absolutely staggering hypocrisy reminds me of Madeleine We Think The Price Is WORTH IT Albright being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the known Universe.

          “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Hyper link didn’t work:

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          hogwash

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        • David Blaska says:

          That’s it? No counter argument? Fine by me.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Two VERY traumatic events for children:

          *Finding out their parents/people in whom they have a LARGE (if laughably misguided) emotional investment lie and,
          *Finding out their heroes are epic P‘sOS.

          A one word example of both may be found above.

          The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      No need to worry about quotas; your guy is shutting your “gubmint” down anyway.

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  2. Batman says:

    Another colossal failure by Obama exposed, fueling Michelle’s inherent bitterness.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      You seem to be having a lot of trouble linking your hyper lately. Is this causing you hyper tension? Hyper activity? Hyper active colon? I’m sure batman has something in his utility belt to help you.

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