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School Suspensions: Does Racial Bias Feed the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

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Two students set off fire alarms in the same school district. One of them, an African-American kindergartner, is suspended for five days; the other, a white ninth-grader, is suspended for one day.

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Past Member (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:54 am
Liberal teachers.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:35 am
makes you wonder


Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday April 1, 2013, 12:05 pm
John..I agree with you 100% Put the fear of God in the youngest that they better listen to whatever propaganda they are being taught so they can be brainwashed early on! The older generation already pretty well know it but they better listen up! The message is clear LISTEN TO AUTHORITY! It's easier to sell the propaganda that way!

Winnie A (179)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:05 pm

Jason S (50)
Monday April 1, 2013, 6:35 pm
Good posting, thanks

Sue Clayton (8)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:37 pm
YES! These facts are true and not only in America. I live in Australia where Indigenous children are treated with much less respect and consideration than the dominant society who displaced them 200 years ago. Australian Aboriginals make up a small percentage of the entire population of the country, yet in prisons right around the country they make up the majority, also in juvenile detention centres. The way they are treated in school DEFINITELY has a negative impact, hence the growing amount in prisons.

cathie S (154)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:52 pm

Bette M (91)
Monday April 1, 2013, 10:41 pm
Want better students, then there must be much better parenting.
To be a good parent will show in the children no matter where
they are.
The parents must instill in their children what respect is towards
all other friends, relatives and school mates.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:16 am
I think what Bettie M. said is right on.

Lynn D (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:46 am

Joseph Miller (23)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:52 am

Laurel Rohrer (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:16 am
As noted above, it all starts and ends at the home.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:33 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:36 am
School is a place of sowing seeds of justise

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:42 pm
I have seen it with my own eyes how children get less respect from teachers and principals if they come from poor parents. This is outrageous. Kids should be all treated equally, not after a parents financial or political influence or status!

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:40 pm
Re the situation with Australian Aboriginal kids. A few years back I became involved in a robbery committed

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:57 pm
Ooops- stupid laptop sent my post prematurely. The robbery was by three Aboriginal boys who robbed a woman stopped in traffic I was travelling in the opposite direction and nearly ran them down as they made their escape. The woman had lost everything including her cell phone. it was early on a Sunday morning and her English was not good. I followed the boys from a distance and called the police. The boys went into an area known as The Block and I witnessed them distributing the victim's belongings amongst the smaller children who thronged around them. The police arrived in full riot gear but told me they could not enter unless I came with them and put my hand on the boys to ID them. As I live only a mile away and my car number plate was visible I refused. There were several Aboriginal 'elders' who had witnessed the event, when I appealed to them to assist for the sake of small children being set a poor example, they just shrugged their shoulders and went inside their government funded houses without a word. The next day, I bought a photo enabled cell phone. These indulgences have been going on for decades and it's concerning that misplaced sympathy is ruining the prospects of many Aboriginal children from living a fulfilling and law abiding lives.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:36 pm
I definitely believe that we still have race problems in the US; can't speak to other countries and their race biases. Many Americans want to bury their collective heads in the sand and pretend that race relations and all that entails, are just fine; and I suppose on a few levels they are right. The problem is, that we still don't have equality in this country. People can deny it all they want, but the statistics are blatantly clear and this article bears that out.
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