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This is a completely unsurprising move from an administration that changed the rules in public and higher ed to weaken the standard of proof necessary to prove sexual harassment to the point that now to be accused is better than 90% "proof" of guilt.
I would love for the feds to investigate districts such as Detroit, Philly, Wilmington etc. Really crunch that data...data that will obviously manifest that a disproportionately large number of black students are being suspended and expelled. I would love to hear them explain how this has anything to do with racism. Look at the Philly school district's statistics regarding violent crimes and violent sex crimes that occur in their schools. The numbers are beyond comprehension. The vast majority of these crimes are perpetrated by young black men. I would love for Mr. Duncan to explain to me the racist drivers behind this problem and how we could handle these issues in a less racist way. Cause, ya know, just suspending/expelling these kids is racist.
I think we should have the perpetrators of these sexual assaults and rapes meet with their victims and tell them they are sorry and that it wont happen again. That oughta help the victims feel better and it will certainly cut down on those racist statistics.
Any significant reform to public education is impossible politically, because it has essentially become a Ponzi scheme to fund the Democrat Party as well as to attempt to indoctrinate children.That is especially true in Blue run states.
The options left in places like my own home state are private schools or home schooling.
As for keeping disruptive students in school at all costs - that 's pretty simple too. It's all about the head count and the federal $$ involved as much as political correctness.