STUDY: School Violence Skyrocketed After Obama’s DOJ/DOE Racial and Ethnic Discipline Quotas
"This was an imminently predictable consequences of the 2014 school discipline guidance"
Obama-era education policies designed to create equal rates of disciplinary outcomes between different racial and ethnic groups of students produced ‘Astonishing’ increases in school violence, according to recent studies.
Peter Kirsanow, member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights stated:
“This was an imminently predictable consequences of the 2014 school discipline guidance that was jointly-issued by the Obama Justice Department and Education Department, which sought to equalize the rates of suspensions and expulsions between students of different races.”
The policy forced an implementation of racial and ethnic quotas regarding disciplinary actions towards students.
NY Democrat and state senator Leroy Comrie stated that the Obama school discipline policy resulted in “chaos” in New York City schools and a lack of “accountability” for dangerous behavior.
“They’re taking their children to other schools even if they have to pay for private schools,” he said. “They don’t want to have to have their children in an environment where they’re assaulted and there’s no accountability.”
Kirsanow and Comrie point to new study from John Jay College’s Data Collaborative for Justice that found a stark 49 percent drop in school suspensions in New York City from academic year 2010-2011 to 2016-2017. During that time period, suspensions plummeted from 63,635 to 32,331.
Teamster President Gregory Floyd, who represents school safety officers, also referred to what is happening in schools as “chaos.”
“There’s chaos in our schools and it’s going to get worse,” he said, according to CBS New York. “The children know they can get away with everything.”
In New York City, Floyd also noted the decline in discipline was exasperated when Mayor Bill DeBlasio began issuing warning cards to students who engaged in assaultive behavior instead of criminal summonses.
“Parents should be outraged,” Floyd said. “They should be horrified and outraged.”
And that is just in NYC.
Kirsanow joined Breitbart News Sunday, hosted by Amanda House, to explain how the Obama-era education policies created this dramatic rise in violence:
So, what the Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Justice and the Department of Education did was issue a school guidance which would trigger investigations by those two departments if the suspension and expulsion rates between races were markedly different, and of course, some of the administrators, because they ideologically were sympathetic to this, or more likely, because they didn’t want to expend the time and resources and possibly lose millions of dollars in federal funds if they didn’t address this issue, so what happened is, you arrived at having quotas because you had to lower the expulsion and suspension rates for black and Hispanic students — and fairly significantly — because the rates of suspension and expulsion for black and Hispanic students, it varies from district to district — is about three to four times that of white and Asian students. Hispanic students is a little bit less than for black students, but it’s still higher than for white and Asian students.
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So a lot of school districts — in fact, each of the 53 largest — implemented a plan whereby they, frankly, just equalized the suspension rates. They took the easy way out as opposed to trying to see if they could reduce the offenses being committed.
Only those who are blinkered by political correctness and kind of sclerotic political ideology did not see this coming. We predicted it when we had hearings on this in the Civil Rights Commission. What I mean by “we” is the two conservative numbers of the eight on the Civil Rights Commission. This is common sense, and it didn’t just occur in New York … but we saw a lot of this at a number of major school districts. The one that jumped out immediately was Minneapolis, St. Paul, where the rates of crimes being committed, beatings being committed, all types of dangerous unacceptable behavior rose spiked dramatically after that district implemented this guidance, and that’s the case nationwide.
You can listen to the whole interview with Peter Kirsanow here: