Obama’s Anti-Discipline Policy Backfires On Liberal School Districts

Nov 2, 2015 by

Education: Milwaukee, St. Paul and other pro-Obama cities admit they’ve gone too soft on misbehaving students and have lost control of classrooms. Now they’re rethinking the president’s national anti-discipline strategy.

St. Paul, Minn., public schools are dealing with escalating classroom chaos after adopting minority-friendly discipline policies that the Obama Education Department pushed to close so-called “racial disparities” in suspensions and expulsions.

High-school kids are bringing loaded guns to class now to protect themselves from gang fights breaking out on a daily basis because teachers can no longer kick bad kids out of school.

Last week, six fights broke out at Como High School, and a student had to be tasered at St. Paul Central High School. Meanwhile, at Harding High School, a 16-year-old boy was caught with a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his backpack.

Since the Obama regime threatened to withhold federal funding for districts that fail to reduce racial gaps in discipline, St. Paul has tried to keep students in schools rather than send them home for disciplinary issues. Suspensions are down, but infractions are exploding.

“There’s no consequences,” complained a veteran St. Paul high school teacher. “We are teaching our kids it’s OK to disrupt the learning environment, and all they’ll get is a slap on the hand.”

A district spokesman says that officials are re-examining disciplinary and security procedures after last week’s mayhem. The local teachers union is backing a slate of new board members to protest the district’s disciplinary policies.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., public schools are standing by helplessly as violent kids assault teachers because it’s now a no-no to suspend them there too. “Teachers have been repeatedly hit, bitten and kicked by students,” the local newspaper reported.

Madison school officials put in place a touchy-feely alternative to suspensions recommended by the Obama regime, but clearly it’s not working.

“The theory does not match the reality,” a middle school teacher said. Students “are smelling and sensing a lack of structure,” and students displaying aggressive behavior are constantly disrupting classes.

Teachers say that no matter how many times they write the bad kids up, principals refuse to kick them out. So good teachers are leaving the district, followed by students who complain of threats and intimidation from classroom bullies.

The inmates are running the asylum now across the country. After Los Angeles Unified School District police stopped giving citations for fighting and theft — on orders from Obama educrats who threatened to sue the district for discrimination — such offenses have surged.

Source: Obama’s Anti-Discipline Policy Backfires On Liberal School Districts – Investors.com

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