Race-based discipline system in schools?

@dragon54u (31615)
United States
September 23, 2009 8:42am CST
I used to live in Arizona and am so glad my kids are no longer in school. This was all over the news yesterday on the local stations--nothing on the national news, of course. http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/viewpoints/articles/2009/09/19/20090919maceachern0920.html In part, it states: "The board is calling for a two-tiered form of student discipline. One for Black and Hispanic students; one for everyone else. With the goal of creating a "restorative school culture and climate" that conveys a "sense of belonging to all students," the board is insisting that its schools reduce its suspensions and/or expulsions of minority students to the point that the data reflect "no ethnic/racial disparities." That sounds insane to me. As it says later in the article, it's an invitation to chaos. What is your opinion on this?
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
24 Sep 09
So wait, they can get away with more B.S. just because of their skin color? WOW...hope the courts don't get this idea! RETARDED!!!!!!!
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
24 Sep 09
It's very damaging to everyone involved. The bad kids will learn that if they're white they'll be punished more severely and the the minority kids will learn that they can get away with anything so why try to be good. The people who thought this up should be convicted of child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and encouraging immoral conduct.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Sep 09
I think people should be beating down the school super intendant's door and demanding his resignation for such blatent discrimination and racism. there is absolutely NOTHING that can even reomtely justify this in even the most extrapolated of terms.
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I tried looking at a bunch of different aspects of this and looking for any advantages and I could find only harm to everyone. These people may just be proof that higher education robs a person of common sense. My dad always said that but I just thought he was jealous of college grads.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Sep 09
"Welcome..to the Twilight Zone"! I don't know Arizona's School disciplinary stats broken down by majority/minority representation,but it sounds from this article like the minorities are over represented in the figures,so there are now plans to skew the figures so that the stats don't look so bad? So there are disciplinary problems in the schools,and rather than concentrating on fixing those problems,they're talking about massaging the figures instead?! Yep..That'll solve Everything...