Friday, April 15

Official emperor policy: schools can't discipline a greater percentage of black students

Under pressure from the emperor's Department of Education, public school districts are no longer suspending even violent students. 

Instead they're suspending teachers who have complained about violent students in their classrooms.

Of course you think that's bullshit--hyperbole.  Faux News stuff.  Sadly, you're wrong.  You think it's untrue because you haven't heard it before, but the reason for that is simple:  The national media doesn't have the slightest interest in telling you about it.

Because that story would expose the utter stupidity of yet another liberal policy.

In St. Paul, Minn., a high school teacher was put on administrative leave last month after Black Lives Matter threatened to shut down the school because the teacher complained about lenient discipline policies that have led to a string of assaults on fellow teachers.

Last month, two students at Como Park Senior High School punched and body slammed a business teacher unconscious, opening a head wound that required staples.  Earlier in the year another student choked a science teacher into a partial coma that left him hospitalized for several days.

In both cases, the teachers were white and the students black--hence the interest by Black Lives Matter, who never met a policy that wasn't racist.

Theo Olson, a teacher at the school, complained on Facebook about new district policies that fail to punish kids for fighting, or selling drugs.  But like dozens of cities across the country — including New York — St. Paul has adopted new discipline "guidelines" issued by the Obama administration. The feds have threatened school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts if there are any "racial disparities” in suspensions and expulsions.

Short answer is that schools can lose millions if they suspend more blacks than whites.

Now, I know this is a goofy notion the *extremely* hypothetical case that black students were to beat up teachers and other students, or steal stuff, or sell drugs at five or ten times the rate for white students--like I said, way hypothetical--wouldn't the emperor's policy force school systems to either not discipline the offenders, or else lose millions of dollars?  And in that event, would anyone care to predict which decision the schools would make?

Let me add that race is not the determinant here:  Many black students are hardworking and not disruptive.  I meet excellent, dedicated, hard-working black students every day.  And when it comes to class disruption, theft and drug sales, all races are certainly represented.  What I'm looking at here--critically, obviously--is what seems to be a dumb policy.  If someone can explain why the emperor's policy is more likely to be helpful than harmful I'd love to hear it.


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