We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"it will keep a close eye on school districts that discipline minority students at higher rates than whites." This is easy to fix. Just punish all the white kids. After all isn't that how we solve all racial inequality problems? Kind of like socialism brings everyone to the same level of shared poverty.
Heaven knows giving these poor kids a voucher to choose a private school would be the worst thing ever and we must support our local schools!
What a horrible horrible thing to do to these children. And the liberals just sit back and let it happen. The more money you throw at this school, the more money goes into the pocket of the principal and the administration who let this go on. Disgusting.
"And the liberals just sit back and let it happen."
I disagree. They don't sit back and let it happen, they actively support it happening. Perhaps out of the best intentions, but a lot of evil has be perpetrated with the best of intentions.
Most "bad guys" don't set out to be evil. They have, to them, perfectly rational and logical reasons for their actions. They just never consider the consequences of their actions or don't let it bother them if they do.
One irony about the brouhaha about black students being disciplined at higher rates than other students is that a very high proportion of those black students have been disciplined by black teachers and administrators. My experience from being a teacher serving under black administrators is that black administrators have a very low tolerance for misbehaving black students. Were I a black student sent to an administrator for misbehavior in the classroom, I would prefer to face a non-black administrator, as I would believe a non-black administrator would be easier on me.
I would like to know what proportion of those disciplined black students had their consequences meted out by black teachers and administrators.
Anyone who has spent time in a classroom will laugh at the claim that "racism" is behind black students being disciplined at a higher rate.
When I was a regular teacher, none of my black students accused me of racism. They saw me every day, and knew that accusation wouldn't fly. As a substitute teacher, I occasionally got that accusation- just another way to disconcert a sub. When I got that accusation, I rolled my eyes.
Before commenters disagree with me about black administrators by pointing toA Rat-Infested "Shithole" - This Is New York City's Worst School (And The Reason Why), I would like to point out that my teaching experience was in Texas, not in a big Northeast city.
Frau Beucher (queue horse whinny) with an enemies list? Say it isn't so!
Even dating back to Watergate, she was thin-skined (not so now...) and even rebuked by her employer. Time-slip to the present (even recent past) and both she and Bill had such a list. It shows how petty and pretentious the Dear post SecState holds the game of politics - wonder if its called the "what have you done for me lately?" list....
I've seen more depth from women in High School.... and I currently have a child whom reports daily on how shallow her friends can be - the Frau would be right at home...