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3/21/14 9:37 AM
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Because it is clearly the fault of the schools and not the black community.


American Schools Are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds

Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released Friday by the U.S. Education Department that include data from every U.S. school district.

Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of their white peers, according to the U.S. Education Department's 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection, a survey conducted every two years. Five percent of white students were suspended annually, compared with 16 percent of black students, according to the report. Black girls were suspended at a rate of 12 percent -- far greater than girls of other ethnicities and most categories of boys.

At the same time, minority students have less access to experienced teachers. Most minority students and English language learners are stuck in schools with the most new teachers. Seven percent of black students attend schools where as many as 20 percent of teachers fail to meet license and certification requirements. And one in four school districts pay teachers in less-diverse high schools $5,000 more than teachers in schools with higher black and Latino student enrollment.

Such discrimination lowers academic performance for minority students and puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school, according to previous research. The new research also shows the shortcomings of decades of legal and political moves to ensure equal rights to education. The Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling banned school segregation and affirmed the right to quality education for all children. The 1964 Civil Rights Act guaranteed equal access to education.

"This data collection shines a clear, unbiased light on places that are delivering on the promise of an equal education for every child and places where the largest gaps remain," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. "In all, it is clear that the United States has a great distance to go to meet our goal of providing opportunities for every student to succeed."

Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to announce the survey results on Friday. The information, part of an ongoing survey by the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, highlights longstanding inequities in how schools leave minority students and students with disabilities at a disadvantage. For the first time since 2000, the new version of the survey includes results from all 16,500 American school districts, representing 49 million students.

"Unfortunately, too many children don't have equitable access to experienced and fully licensed teachers, as has again been proven by the data in this report," said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union. "This is a problem that can and must be addressed."

Daria Hall, K-12 policy director at the Education Trust, an advocacy group, also called for action. "The report shines a new light on something that research and experience have long told us -- that students of color get less than their fair share of access to the in-school factors that matter for achievement," she said. "Students of color get less access to high level courses. Black students in particular get less instructional time because they're far more likely to receive out of school suspensions or expulsions. And students of color get less access to teachers who've had at least a year on the job and who have at least basic certification. Of course, it's not enough to just shine a light on the problem. We have to fix it."

Though 16 percent of America's public school students are black, they represent 27 percent of students referred by schools to law enforcement, and 31 percent of students arrested for an offense committed in school, according to the survey.

Students with disabilities make up one-fourth of students referred to law enforcement or arrested, although they represent 13 percent of the student population. Students with disabilities are twice as likely to be suspended out of school than peers, with 13 percent of such students being sent home for misbehaving. One of four boy students of color who have disabilities and one in five girl students of color who have disabilities were suspended. Students of color include all non-white ethnic groups except Latino and Asian-American.

These numbers will likely add pressure to dismantle the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, which feeds troubled students into the justice system. The push to ease discipline sometimes causes tension with schools' efforts to beef up security after school mass shootings, like the one in Newtown, Conn. Last week, a set of reports 26 academics pointed to a few local studies that found that disparate discipline outcomes did not happen as a result of certain ethnic groups acting out more than others.

According to the new data, disparities begin as early as preschool. Black students make up 18 percent of preschool enrollment, but they comprise 48 percent of preschool students receiving more than one suspension out of school. White students, representing 43 percent of preschool students, only receive 26 percent of out-of-school suspensions more than once.

Randi Weingarten, who heads the American Federation of Teachers union, noted that despite a recent Education Department Equity and Excellence Commission report calling for measures to remedy discrimination, little has been done. "It is shameful that not a single recommendation has been implemented," Weingarten said. "We don't need more data to tell us we need action."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/schools-discrimination_n_5002954.html
3/21/14 9:39 AM
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3/21/14 9:40 AM
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Yep and black people commits crimes at a way higher rate than whites because they don't live under the same laws as them.


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3/21/14 9:43 AM
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Christmas came early. Shogun with another race thread? My God this early present!
3/21/14 9:44 AM
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Fat people are more likely to have heart disease, hearts are racist against fat people
3/21/14 9:44 AM
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more victims of the white male's patriarchy against womyn and minorities!!!
3/21/14 9:52 AM
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give me your foodstamps so this money can be used to pay for better teachers, i'm sure you will agree to this
3/21/14 9:55 AM
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Maybe more experienced teachers don't want to teach at inner city shitholes?
3/21/14 9:56 AM
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I don't understand. Did they break rules in school more or not? So the question is disproportionate punishments across colors?

If more people of a certain group are braking rules, wouldn't logic dictate that they get punished more? Or does this report show a certain group is not breaking rules more?
3/21/14 9:59 AM
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So shitty teachers go to shitty school districts because good teachers don't want to? I wonder why that is.

It has nothing to do with skin colour, it has to do with how shit those jobs are, we've all seen the videos, it's a terrible work environment and an insurmountable task for your average teacher.

The "racism" schtick has gotten old in these situations, where you can clearly see that asians, and indians are excelling at greater rates than white people, so are we racist against whites now too?

It is an institutional problem, but it isn't racism.
3/21/14 10:06 AM
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ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun - Fat people are more likely to have heart disease, hearts are racist against fat people

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3/21/14 10:09 AM
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In for the hilarity that's sure to follow. Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:25 AM
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disbeliever - I don't understand. Did they break rules in school more or not? So the question is disproportionate punishments across colors?

If more people of a certain group are braking rules, wouldn't logic dictate that they get punished more? Or does this report show a certain group is not breaking rules more?

I added the headline from the HuffPo, which I should have to begin with.

I don't understand what the real point of the article is either. It seems to me that it has more to do with circumstances than actual racism.
3/21/14 10:31 AM
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Cant wait until the current regime is history.
3/21/14 10:37 AM
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So tired of this shit Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:41 AM
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Black people have an extra calf muscles to go faster which they get in trouble quicker. So muscles are racist. Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:41 AM
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I for one am shocked that good teachers don't want to move to the inner city, I mean why wouldn't they want to work in that enviroment? Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:43 AM
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I wonder what is the goal of those that find this study disturbing?  Do they think race-based punishments (i.e. white kids get supsended for fighting, black kids get detention) is a solution?  If minority students are committing crimes while in school that result in the school referring the matter to local law enforcement, how is the basic act (criminal) an educational problem? 

I'd love to hear a proposed "solution" to the "problem" of minority criminals being sent to jail for commiting crimes

3/21/14 10:45 AM
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sewich - I for one am shocked that good teachers don't want to move to the inner city, I mean why wouldn't they want to work in that enviroment? Phone Post 3.0
Baffling Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:46 AM
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I went to a ghetto high school. Those teachers were either terrified or couldn't care less. No one taught anything. I dropped out at 16. Tired of going to school and taking attendance and then just watching violence erupt all day long. If you wanted to learn it was basically impossible it was a holding place for future inmates.

People may not understand it but some of those kids deserved better than that. There were some good smart kids who just gave up on education. My school had like 3,000 kids I think.

My guidance counselor was a coke head and wouldn't let me transfer. The transfer rate had exceeded their yearly amount.

In the end I figured my way out to a GED, decent SAT and college. Not everyone is that motivated. They just become societies problems. Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:50 AM
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It is in no way the fault of black people.. its everyone's else responsibility to change Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 10:52 AM
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gabemadrid - I went to a ghetto high school. Those teachers were either terrified or couldn't care less. No one taught anything. I dropped out at 16. Tired of going to school and taking attendance and then just watching violence erupt all day long. If you wanted to learn it was basically impossible it was a holding place for future inmates.

People may not understand it but some of those kids deserved better than that. There were some good smart kids who just gave up on education. My school had like 3,000 kids I think.

My guidance counselor was a coke head and wouldn't let me transfer. The transfer rate had exceeded their yearly amount.

In the end I figured my way out to a GED, decent SAT and college. Not everyone is that motivated. They just become societies problems. Phone Post 3.0

Good for you for making it out.
3/21/14 10:53 AM
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It's not a race issue it's a money issue. When I finished middle school that high school wasn't bad and in a decent neighborhood. After they closed down a really shitty school and split the kids up. My high school became super ghetto and all the people who had the money pulled their kids out and put them in private school. My mom was a single parent and we didn't have that kind of money. Phone Post 3.0
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Daredevil73 -
gabemadrid - I went to a ghetto high school. Those teachers were either terrified or couldn't care less. No one taught anything. I dropped out at 16. Tired of going to school and taking attendance and then just watching violence erupt all day long. If you wanted to learn it was basically impossible it was a holding place for future inmates.

People may not understand it but some of those kids deserved better than that. There were some good smart kids who just gave up on education. My school had like 3,000 kids I think.

My guidance counselor was a coke head and wouldn't let me transfer. The transfer rate had exceeded their yearly amount.

In the end I figured my way out to a GED, decent SAT and college. Not everyone is that motivated. They just become societies problems. Phone Post 3.0

Good for you for making it out.
Thanks! Phone Post 3.0
3/21/14 11:12 AM
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gabemadrid - I went to a ghetto high school. Those teachers were either terrified or couldn't care less. No one taught anything. I dropped out at 16. Tired of going to school and taking attendance and then just watching violence erupt all day long. If you wanted to learn it was basically impossible it was a holding place for future inmates.

People may not understand it but some of those kids deserved better than that. There were some good smart kids who just gave up on education. My school had like 3,000 kids I think.

My guidance counselor was a coke head and wouldn't let me transfer. The transfer rate had exceeded their yearly amount.

In the end I figured my way out to a GED, decent SAT and college. Not everyone is that motivated. They just become societies problems. Phone Post 3.0
I know a lot of intelligent people who had to drop out similar to what you describe. Kids that wanted so bad to learn but couldn't because of apathetic teachers and disruptive students.

Imo, a lot of these problems stem more from bad parenting than the school system. Phone Post 3.0

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