Wednesday, April 13, 2016
... and Neither Does Education or Child Safety
As if the government schools weren't already in enough trouble, multiculturalists (including the "Black Lives Matter" thugs) are doing their best to undermine whatever shred of order and discipline might be left in any of them. They are accomplishing this by agitating for numeric equality by race for suspensions (HT: Snedcat) for violent conduct, and by branding dissenting teachers as "racist":
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. And earlier in the year, another student choked a science teacher into a partial coma that left him hospitalized for several days.The New York Post goes on to note that:
In both cases, the teachers were white and the students black.
Theo Olson, a teacher at the school complained on Facebook about new district policies that fail to punish kids for fighting and drug-dealing. Like dozens of cities across the country -- including New York -- St. Paul adopted the policies in compliance with new discipline guidelines issued by the Obama administration. The Education Department has threatened school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts wherever if [sic] finds racial "disparities" in suspensions and expulsions, arguing such disparities have created a "school-to-prison pipeline" for African-Americans children. The agency claims such disparities are the product of racism in schools.
For these mild opinions, Black Lives Matter called Olson "a white supremacist" even though he had once marched with the group. Two days after Black Lives Matter met with the St. Paul school superintendent -- and agreed to call off its protest -- the 10-year veteran teacher was put on leave.It was bad enough when quota systems were used to dole out loot or pressure employers to make certain kinds of hiring decisions. At least teachers weren't being criminally assaulted and schools converted into war zones. On top of that, teachers who stand up for themselves or your children will be sent away.
Sadly, this is likely the tip of an iceberg crashing into a school near you. As an example, a candidate for the school board of a suburban district near Baltimore openly embraces this alarming new anti-discipline fad on his web site:
Today an African American student in Howard County has 7 times more likelihood of being suspended as compared to rest of the students. This gap starts from kindergarten all the way to the senior year. A lot of concerned parents, individuals and organizations have been trying to work with the school system for the detailed data on the suspension rate in an effort to address it, but the school system has been refusing to provide the information for over 2 years now.What's next? Noticing that prisoners are disproportionately black, and tearing down the prisons? The facile assumption that high suspension rates for black students must be due to white racism is not just wrong: It is racist and demonstrably dangerous to everyone involved, let alone disruptive of the education the children are being sent to these schools to receive.
Today: Added "[sic]" within block quote.