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Obama Administration Hunts Phantom Classroom Racism

kathleen407 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:08 PM
The school to prison pipeline. Bring it back a notch. Single paren homes are what? 70% of this. No budget will ever be balanced till this is stopped. Single parent homes are a jobs program for courts prisons social workers lawyers. Obama killed the work requirement for welfare. Cute we can go back to LBJ levels of out of wedlock births, white and black. Atleqst 5 Black intellectuals have cited this LBJ welfare reform, corrected by clinton's undoing of it as helping. Too hard to raise a child alone. Ann Coulter and Jack Cashill write on this. See the book What is the Matter with California. If you have worked in a school system you see the spinelessness of administration. Troubled students are reinforced for what will lead to jail.
Sorceress Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 5:38 AM
It is very difficult to raise a child on your own, but it certainly can be done. Just because a child comes from a single parent family it doesn't mean that the child will be disruptive, misbehaving and headed for a prison future. A big part of that depends on the single parent's attitude, willingness to provide support and guidance for the child and what sort of family values are practiced by that parent. Not all single parents are on welfare. Many work hard to support themselves and their children. Many single parents have other family to help them raise the child/children. Don't tar every single parent and child with the same brush. Don't forget that "single" parents can be divorced or never married. The term is a loose one.
Words Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:21 PM
I have a friend that worked in a school for behavioral problem high school students. He said the parent(s) have a problem. It's not just the student. One student bit him and the parents wouldn't agree to an HIV test, until the judge told them it won't be in his best interest not to cooperate. He had multiple parent(s) yell at him for absolute ridiculous things, that any normal person wouldn't have a problem with. He was convinced some of them were actually insane.
Editors' note: this piece has been adapted from the summer issue of City Journal.

In March 2010, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that his department was “going to reinvigorate civil rights enforcement” in the nation’s schools. What was the pervasive racial injustice that led Mr. Duncan to redouble such efforts? Black elementary and high school students are three and a half times more likely to get suspended or expelled than their white peers, according to federal data.

And so the Departments of Education and Justice have launched a campaign against disproportionate minority discipline rates, which show up in...