According to the Daily Caller (hat tip to Freedom By the Way):
President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior.The rest is HERE.
His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”
“What this means is that whites and Asians will get suspended for things that blacks don’t get suspended for,” because school officials will try to level punishments despite groups’ different infraction rates, predicted Hans Bader, a counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Bader is a former official in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, and has sued and represented school districts and colleges in civil-rights cases.
“It is too bad that the president has chosen to set up a new bureaucracy with a focus on one particular racial group, to the exclusion of all others,” said Roger Clegg, the president of the Center for Equal Opportunity....
I now speak as a teacher and school administrator with over forty years' experience.
Employing unequal disciplinary measures destroys both student and teacher morale in addition to promoting student-on student and student-on-teacher bullying.
In such a situation, a type of social warfare specific to academia dominates and overshadows academics. Playing favorites or targeting students leads to terrible consequences that reverberate long after school days end.
It is not only the economy that Obama is running off the rails (hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0 for the graphic below):