Convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites, the U.S. Department of Education has in all but the most serious and dangerous offenses replaced out-of-school suspensions with a touchy-feely alternative punishment called “restorative justice,” which isn’t really punishment at all. It’s therapy.
Except everywhere it’s been tried, this softer approach has backfired.
Yes, other large urban school districts are reporting fewer suspensions since adopting the non-punitive approach. But that doesn’t necessarily mean fewer infractions.
In fact, many districts are seeing more classroom disruptions and violence — a national trend that ought to set off warning bells for New York school officials.
What’s more, the movement — which is driven by new race-based anti-discipline guidelines issued by the Obama administration — is creating friction between teachers unions and the liberal mayors they otherwise support.
Politicians can praise the new system, but Americans now that these rules and the huge wave of “liberal teachers” in our middle schools will destroy the educational system as we know.
This morning we had another example of a “woke” middle school teacher.
A reader sent us a video where a teacher at Sebastian Middle School in St Johns County, Florida tells class that a student is racist because he brought a Trump flag and Trump “brings out racism in trashy people.”
Liberal bias, political correctness, and identity politics have taken over our institutions of learning from elementary school through college. Students are being fed a raw diet of liberal politics in the classroom and it’s having an impact on America and its future.
While many organizations focus on the crazy antics on college campuses, this indoctrination of America’s youth starts well before college.
Across the US, state governments decide what kids will and will not learn. In some states, politicians have decided that American history is no longer a required course in high schools, but climate change and other social issues may be in the near future.
The problems will get only bigger in time…