Disparate Impact – Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment Completely…

When a corrections system focuses entirely on equality of outcome; and when the administrators of the policy are wilfully blind (in that they never addresses the source behavior); and when the non-compliant variables within the system refuse to modify behavior – the only administrative option left is to remove the consequence.

FYI the racial composition of Oakland’s public school system is about 32 percent black, a little under 40 percent Hispanic, about 15 percent Asian and about 12 percent white, according to Oaklandreads.org

Flash Mob Participant (Via Truth Revolt) Board members of California’s Oakland Unified School District unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call “willful defiance.” Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few.

The reason?

Concern that too many black students are being suspended for willful defiance.

One sophomore student, Dan’enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, “They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.”

“We’re getting pushed out of schools,” she added. “They don’t care about us.”

Along with suspensions, the new policy will also include bans on expulsions and transfers of students to other schools for multiple infractions.

According to the SFGate, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has been investigating Oakland schools’ “disproportionate suspensions” for several years. The district signed a voluntary agreement in 2012 that brought in Manhood Development classes for black males to address behavior issues and to begin discussions on “restorative justice.” These programs, dubbed “alternative discipline,” can cost districts upwards of $2.3 million dollars per school year  (read more)

In essence, black lives really don’t matter to the liberal school administration – because if they did the policy leadership would inherently work to address the cause of the anti-social behavior, not merely lessen the severity of the consequence….  Which, of course naturally leads to a very specific -and intentional- outcome: 

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82 Responses to Disparate Impact – Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment Completely…

  1. Socrates says:

    And these clowns cant figure out why they cant graduate and then cant get a job. Oh I get it, it must be the fault of the schools. Where the Hell are the parents? Or maybe I should ask where is the parent.
    The school takes the easy way out by letting them run ruck shod over the teachers and staff and accepts their anti social behavior.
    This only goes to show the true value of HOMESCHOOLING.

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    • Be Ge says:

      Well, stories like this to me underline the value of good old English laws (extant to a degree in Singapore). He that spareth his rod hateth his son. A proper school system substitutes fathers to an extent — including corporal punishment for the most reprobate students.

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    • TRONGOD2000 says:

      Does this remind anyone of Hillary Clinton’s famous phrase, It takes a village? This is what happens when a village raises a child instead of it’s parents. It is so past time to bring back the word Bastard. IF there is no shame there is no tame. Get it? These kids have not been tamed and if they are not tamed they are worthless to society. Worthless to an employer and even worthless to themselves. Might as well send them out to live with all the other untamed animals on the earth rather than have them kill what is left of the tame world.

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    • LEE JAN says:

      Since Oakland is the home of the anarchists and other America hating groups I wonder how long before white flight takes hold.

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  2. Grimble Gromble says:

    “Along with suspensions, the new policy will also include bans on expulsions and transfers of students to other schools for multiple infractions.”

    Precisely why my oldest is going to private school next year. Now that she will be in middle school, students with disciplinary problems either will not be sent back to their home school (from the magnet school) or it IS their home school and we are stuck with them. Not that big a deal in elementary but now it is as the problems they case are much more serious.

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    • Grimble Gromble says:

      case == cause

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    • BertDilbert says:

      So children who test the boundaries to find out where the boundaries are, now have no boundaries to test…. Should resolve itself.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Having no boundaries is a form of child abuse. With dire consequences.

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        • famousprince says:

          Yes, that is the real meaning of the “spare the rod” biblical reference; actually pertaining to sheep herding. The shepherd had a little stick, the rod, he would use to tap the sheep to get their attention and direct them where to go. A more advanced tool was the staff, like Moses is seen holding. The end, rod part, would be used to tap the sheep or banged repeatedly on the ground next to the sheep. The curvature on the end would be used to snare them, keep them from running off, and to guide them. In other words, to create boundaries. The sheep learned through repetition, and knew the shepherd was in charge. Therefore, to spare the rod would have resulted in the sheep running amok, allowing the sheep to always have its way, thus becoming spoiled.

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      • bofh says:

        What could go wrong?

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      • RJ says:

        Only allow feminists or transgendered as their teachers. For the principle, I suggest a jihadii muslim who left ISIS for the job. Of course, if he has a slave, that person will be allowed on campus to help our dear principle.

        Oh, I almost forgot: Starting in 1st grade and going upward till 12th, every year all students must take a class in sexual orientation with a political correctness vibe.

        Of course, no grades will be given, only trophies with the phrase “You’re swell!” inscribed (in four languages) will be “awarded” for those who may get to the 12 level of total incompetence!

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        • PatriotUSA says:

          And dress all in gray clothes that do NOT accent the gender of the genderless comrades. Ribbons first then work up to that swell trophy and no one loses at anything, all work and ‘exams’ are perfect. the little red book will be replaced with a chip in your hand that glows red when you are good.

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    • triper57 says:

      Here is an idea. Expel them, Start attitude adjustment magnet schools (the Marines used to have attitude adjustment platoons, not sure about today) and make that their new home school. install GPS tracking devices on them. Just a start.

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  3. shitunes says:

    It sounds like a tortious way of saying “You just can’t expect much, so don’t”.

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    • TRONGOD2000 says:

      Well said. The best way to explain racism by liberals. They probably don’t even see it but its obvious to everyone that they are saying that black children can’t measure up so why try.

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  4. dalethorn says:

    I behave civilly as an adult and so I don’t have to go to jail. But if I were in public school in Oakland I’d be in jail for all practical purposes. Schools are usually big buildings. There have always been classes for fast track students, so why not just have one wing of the school dedicated to the “can’t expel” students, and have some former SEAL or Special Forces people appointed as instructors? Seems like a winning move…

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    • Be Ge says:

      Only works together with corporal punishment of some sort. JIMHO, of course.

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    • seabrznsun says:

      That would definitely qualify for that “Manhood Development” class they’ve instituted.

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    • TRONGOD2000 says:

      A seal would commit suicide should you put one in that situation and tell them they can’t do any thing to actually control the student. Let them use their leadership skills and you would instantly get somewhere but the libs would not like where you went. The seal would kick half of them out withing 2 weeks. He’d give them a chance and if they didn’t straighten up they would be toast. IF he had the same control a navy captain has he’d have them in a 6X6 box on bread and water. NOT cruel punishment in the navy but to our liberal folk in California it is nye on torture.

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      • Be Ge says:

        In the present system, that SEAL goes to jail the moment he does anything to actually control the student. This is suicidal. A really smart guy could, for instance, provoke a something that would qualify as an assault on himself, and do something in response — and voila, somebody is getting seriously hurt. Others are scared. The whole point is nobody should be seriously hurt, it is not a torture house, after all, and things like 6×6 boxes with bread and water or rattan canes are relatively safe ways to achieve that objective while maintaining law&order. But all methods of law&order enforcement for school environment are deemed “cruel and unusual punishment” by the ruling liberals, making proper education of certain groups impossible. This is their true commie goal after all…

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    • A J says:

      Great idea so those idiots in Oakland will not do it. Too logical and “Not Fair’.

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  5. jsjavascript says:

    Yeah I thought I’d share

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    • LiveFreeOrDie1776 says:

      This is exactly why I want body cams on all cops. Do you realize how much footage like this were going to see in the near future?

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      • Millwright says:

        B ut no one’s yet come up with a way to archive, secure and access all the billions of gigs of video at need. (Maybe the USG will share its technology ?)

        A lot of cops are going to see this video. The officer was polite and not confrontational UNTIL the perp ignored a repeated simple request to disable the car. What is it with young black males and authority ? Do we need a lot more dead black youth being paraded under the banner ‘He Ran From the PoPo’ to get the point across to young idiots ? Hey Bro, if you’re hot man up and take it ! Doing what you’re doing is making life worse for everyone in the ‘poor black community’, (but how that applies to someone well-dressed in a modern vehicle escapes me).

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        • Mscynlynn says:

          That’s in Southside Savannah, I’ve been to that station a million times. This is typical for Southside and most neighborhoods in Savannah. Savannah is majority black and is ran by blacks.

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      • Sarah says:

        Yep, Didnt Obama promise body cams on cops to the Ferguson “Leaders” several months ago? Be careful what you wish for. This one is going to backfire on them big time. It’s been hard to sit back and watch, but they havd been given enough rope, I think the hanging is about to begin!

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  6. Murse says:

    What I don’t understand is how black people can’t see that they are basically admitting that they are inferior to all other ethnicities and races. That they are unable to rise to a basic level of civility. If I were black I would resent this condescension and political pandering for the soft racism that it is.

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    • Stephen says:

      Generally, black Americans understand, at least at a gut level, that they are unable to meet many of the basic standards. That’s why so great a percentage of them oppose the standards and detest those who live by and attempt to uphold and enforce the standards.

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      • Murse says:

        When I was in a mixed suburban high school (1980’s) blacks did not behave badly, at least no more then their white counterparts. There was very little disruption in classes by any students. However, this was not true in Philly (urban) schools that were predominately black. Philly schools then were like these Oakland schools.

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    • myopiafree says:

      Any “Black” who takes working hard, doing good school work, and attempting to “better himself”, is called an “Oreo”, or an “Uncle Tom”. The ideal of Blacks in school, is to avoid settling down, and actually working a school. I do not know why this “attitude” exists, and perhaps it is no “Black” so much – but it definitely a “Thug” attitude.

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  7. skeptiktank says:

    De facto segregation in the making. I would like to say this is Oakland’s business, and ignore it, but I know somehow I’m going to help pay for the consequences of this policy.

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  8. Stephen says:

    Clearly, the standards of civilization result in disparate impact.

    But the solution is not to dismantle civilization.

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  9. Nanny G says:

    I had read this only affects student in K-3rd grades.
    Is this not the case?
    Is it ALL grades?
    What a disaster for classrooms!
    There will be no pretense of teaching in short order.
    It takes respect to teach.
    Teachers who cannot demand respect (much less earn it) cannot teach.
    All they can do is babysit.

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  10. bonnibrai says:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-eyeam-baltimore-tour-20150515-story.html#navtype=outfit Strange that Dr.Ben Carson wasn’t considered as a role model seeing he lives in Maryland and all!

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    • Mentalist says:

      First, Dr. Carson moved to Florida upon retiring from Johns Hopkins (A lot of residents move out of state upon retiring because the taxes are so high in Maryland). Second, according to the article you posted, “thug apologist” Councilman Nick Mosby (his wife is the incompetent and racial activist States Attorney) is calling on rappers to inspire students. Notice that one of these rappers has a drug charge pending prosecution by his wife’s office.

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  11. Nation says:

    What is the tipping point for these bleeding heart white guilt liberal types? These Moonbats are plunging us into total anarchy.

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  12. Mentalist says:

    I don’t where to start, but to say that as a person who happens to be black and has managed to go through school without being disciplined once and never been in any trouble with the law I am both angered and insulted by this. My question to the Oakland School Board is why is it so unreasonable to expect a student to come to school and conduct themselves in a manner that is not disruptive or disrespectful regardless of color? Why is it that this issue never seems to come up with regards to students who happen to be Asian or East Indian? Would those on the school board apply the same behavioral standards to their own children or someone who happens to work for them? What the school board (as well as those who advocate this nonsense) is basically saying is blacks can’t be expected to behave or conduct themselves properly in certain settings, such as a classroom. BTW, to the Oakland School Board – my parents as well as other relatives also managed to go through school without being disciplined as well – this despite growing up in the segregated deep south.

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    • Dixie says:

      I don’t where to start, but to say that as a person who happens to be black and has managed to go through school without being disciplined once and never been in any trouble with the law I am both angered and insulted by this.

      and rightfully so……because the moonbats are wrong!

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      Welcome to the soft bigotry of low expectations.

      The left believes that blacks are morally and inherently capable of living up to the same standard, and therefore the standard must be lowered (equality of outcome). The right believes that everyone, regardless of race, can meet and should be held to the same standard (equality of opportunity).

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    • pspsst says:

      Liberals enjoy defining and delineating people by their skin color and or of course, sexual preferences. It helps them organize people, in order to meet their faux do-good agenda in which they obviously enjoy minimal understanding. It’s reprehensible that there is this kind of group peer pressure to force people to behave according to their expectations.

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  13. “…..unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call “willful defiance.” Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few.”

    lol. what the hell do these people think is going to happen when those same kids (now adults) are WILLFULLY DEFIANT, SWEARING/YELLING, REFUSING DIRECT ORDERS of their boss or supervisor at work??

    oh yeah, THEY’LL GET F’N FIRED

    behavior without consequence much??

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    • Worse, teaching kids that their behavior has no consequences guarantees the continuation and escalation of those bad behaviors.

      Inaction has just as many consequences as actions in some cases.

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    • Sarah says:

      Exactly….unanimous…..makes no sense, I can’t even fathom how that could happen.

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    • Mscynlynn says:

      They won’t make it to adulthood. As a child I was bused into a poor neighborhood in Downtown Denver. The idea was the military dependent children would raise the standards of the inner city children by attending school with them. (I attended from 2nd through 6th grade. Most military kids only attended 1-2 years.) The tough teachers were able to teach because all of the students respected them. In fourth grade a new teacher was hired and she was a softie. Looking back I think she was liberal feel good teacher. After two weeks in her class with her feel good teaching all hell broke loose. Desks broken, chairs thrown, fights and yelling. The teacher was hit and left the room crying. I never saw her again!

      Without the teachers being able to enforce order there will be chaos. Teachers will walk and the kids will kill each other.

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  14. Or this behavior when they’re under arrest?

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  15. Rocky Mtn Mama says:

    And three years from now the news will be full of how the Oakland Unified School District is having trouble attracting and retaining qualified teachers. Who in their right minds would want to teach in an environment like that?

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    • John Denney says:

      Truth.
      A “height challenged” Asian friend of mine got her teaching degree and credentials, but was totally intimidated by the big, surly, disrespectful students she was was assigned to teach.
      She quit and went back to flippin’ burgers. 🙂
      Now she’s a stay at home Mom and her husband manages the burger place.

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  16. Joe Gerbac says:

    Looks like the percentage of whites and Asians will go down to zero.

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  17. ron hyatt says:

    “A proper school system substitutes fathers to an extent”–In Loco Parentis. 30 years ago, you got it worse when you got home.

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  18. partyzantski says:

    Understand that this is social engineering to GENERATE chaos. Generate the problem, the peasants demand a solution (of which it is already drafted up by TPTB), you roll out the “solution” that drives the peasants into your controlling embrace because they fear the other.

    The product of public education is obviously NOT education, if it was we would not suck so badly in international rankings. The PRODUCT is directed anarchy to keep the sheeple penned in.

    Consider the cause of the disease and the course of the disease, not the immediate festering social pustule.

    This is a disease that must be treated much like smallpox was treated. People get charged with knowingly infecting people with AIDS, people should be charged for knowingly infecting institutions with socialism. Pinochet was right.

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  19. jc says:

    Just give the kids SPACE!

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  20. Menagerie says:

    My husband and I raised three sons. I rank absolutely inflexible and consistent discipline with equal importance to teaching them about God and faith. Without discipline, you have no basis to build anything else on.

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    • manickernel says:

      I saw that and thought if Whites were to try that, as they have, it gets nowhere. Glad to see other minorities with self-respect are fighting back.

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    • manickernel says:

      The lawsuit filed against Harvard cites an Asian-American student who was denied admission despite being valedictorian of a competitive high school, achieving a perfect ACT score and a perfect score of 800 on two of the SAT II subject exams, and participating in numerous extracurricular and volunteer activities. The applicant, the lawsuit states, was “denied the opportunity to compete for admission to Harvard on equal footing with other applicants” due to his race.

      The suit cites statistical evidence to claim that Harvard holds Asian applicants to a "far higher standard than other students" and that Harvard uses "racial classifications to engage in the same brand of invidious discrimination against Asian Americans that it formerly used to limit the number of Jewish students in its student body."
      

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  21. Mr. Right says:

    The conclusion here is well stated, and the consequences will cost that community dearly by lowering even further the public school capacity to teach.

    But its an easy change to make, in the name of racism, so the numbers on paper look better.

    For the other kids in the school, I’m sorry for them…

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  22. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    I guess they should just be allowed to do anything they want, its only fair! Then after everything collapses we can rebuild it again!

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    • John Denney says:

      We? No.
      A friend of mine participates in a ministry to Africa. The ministry does nothing for them but inspire them. For instance:
      “You need a school.”
      “Yes, we do.”
      “Then build one.”
      “We can’t.”
      “Yes, you can.”
      Then he explains how they can, and they start getting the vision, they gather the materials and provide the labor, then as they see progress in their efforts, they get excited and enthused, and the work goes faster.
      When the project is complete, they have a great sense of pride and accomplishment.

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  23. doodahdaze says:

    This is a “Tell” so govern yourselves accordingly.

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  24. John Carroll says:

    Ahhh, the latest LEFTIST BRIGHT IDEA. Well I’m CERTAIN this will fix the behavioral problems…LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

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  25. Father Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  26. Pocho Basura says:

    …….the black ball attached to the leg in the above ‘cartoon’, is mislabeled welfare state.
    The name should honour LBJ, and be labeled ‘The Great Society’.

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  27. whodoneit says:

    Hey – call me crazy – but maybe (just maybe) black students wouldn’t be suspended for willful defiance if they weren’t willfully defiant – ya think? Just a guess.

    And since when does missing dinner cause daytime sleepiness? Maybe their parents should be sited for not feeding them. More likely the daytime sleepiness is due to spending the pervious night making drug deals or stealing cars.

    If student infractions are to be “forgiven” – then the policy must apply to “all” students across the board regardless of race – period. If the'” leniency” is applied only to black students and possibly other minorities – that is the appitamy of RACISM -pure and simple. So much for “equality”.

    Don’t make any “demands” on them because they’re too stupid to understand. They are all just lame idiots and need special allowances. They’re just plain dumb and can’t be treated like “normal” people. They accept being “kept in their place” by the exact destructive forces that that they admire and support time and time again – why?

    Making excuses for inexcusable behavior has never worked and never will.

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  28. Sentenza says:

    One sophomore student, Dan’enicole Williams

    Wow. What an androgynous name. Does it translate as Dan and Nicole?

    “We’re getting pushed out of schools,” she added. “They don’t care about us.”

    Well, if you’d follow the rules, then you wouldn’t have that problem. Once you graduate high school, they won’t care about you, either. No, really. If someone doesn’t have the discipline to stay awake in class, that person probably can’t even get a job.

    “They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.”

    Hmm. It sounds to me like that’s the fault of the parents. Where does discipline start? With the parents. This androgynous person also comes off as an ungrateful little brat, too. Think about it. I’m a taxpayer, and I pay for public schools. If the public schools can’t get rid of the bad kids so that they provide the not bad kids an education, I’m going to care less and less about public schools.

    Of course she doesn’t care about anyone else at the school, say, someone who might want to be there, perhaps to learn. We’re getting pushed out. Cry me a river. If you weren’t disruptive, you wouldn’t have this problem.

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  29. Not only is it merely removing suspensions but what does this say of black people who need the following just to get through a day of school?

    “We will offer hours of training and professional learning for our school site staff on cultural awareness, school culture transformation, Restorative Justice (RJ), and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and competencies. We are examining what’s working in programs such as the Manhood Development Program of our African American Male Achievement Office, and expanding those positive supports to include not only more African American males, but also to support Latino and African American Female students as well. We engaged the community in developing a Universal Referral Form and a Discipline Matrix to track discipline and provide clear guidelines. We improved our system to track who is out of class and for what reason, and what interventions have been attempted before suspension or expulsion, and we then provide that data to schools.”
    http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b27be10f4228c49a2cc7d15bd&id=d4c1a82dc8

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  30. BillDes says:

    I am close to Philly, and you just don’t go into North or West Philly unless you’re asking for trouble. Now that inner city police morale is crumbling thanks to leftwing fifth column ahoes, I expect these areas to be even worse. Just total lawless areas.

    But as bad as Philly, Baltimore, Detroit are….Oakland could be the worst city in America. I expect that city to go up in flames first if things ever get really bad. (Lets hope not!)

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  31. Sarah says:

    Unf#’ing believable. How can there be unanimous acceptance from the board? The $2.3 million project must have lobbied bought their vote? I cant think of any other explanation for an entire board to agree to ALLOW students to disresp.ect authority. Only 12% white population in the school, yet this is a racist policy to punish disrepect and seems to them no way it could be the students problem, must be the policy (cough cough and funding) Isnt this great example or at least a case study, of cultural problems in some black communities? What could possibly be better example? And where are all the six sigma black belts? Am betting that just one class on courtesy, respect and self esteem would do more than the $2.3 million directed at 32%. Lastly….anyone else wondering how many teachers will stay and how the heck they could recruit? “Hey, come work for us, kids are free to cuss you and undermine authority. Thro a away all of your classroom management knowledge, let the student disrupt class, learning is secondary….even..tertiary, in our school we dont write referrals anymore. We have an expensive program to take the place of your authority. Just let the disruptive yelling cussing student know that they are NOT in trouble, Tell them that, in fact, there is now a written policy that says they are allowed to keep disrespecting. That’ll do the trick for sure. Anyone think the board even considered keeping punishment in place AND implement program? Also does anyone else wonder if the program will be voluntary? It wouldnt be fair to MAKE them go, especially if it is due to not having eaten or something. I can see it now…..Teacher just ask your potty mouth students (do it nicely, even a hint of sarcasm or even frustration will get you fired for acting disrespectful), kindly ask potty mouth Billy “Do you WANT to go to our program so we can teach you what your mama should have taught you?

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  32. Sooay Suay says:

    Alot of serial killers, rapist and terrorist have been raised in nice homes by both parents. So not being raised by both parent and going to private school has nothing to do with it. look at how many privileged kids go out and shoot up the schools etc. You never know what type of person your kid is going to become in the future despite your best efforts.

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