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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:48 AM

Report: Miss. School Discipline Too Hard on Kids

Source: Associated Press

" ... the U.S. Justice Department has filed a suit claiming officials are running a "school-to-prison pipeline" ..."




Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-miss-school-discipline-hard-kids-18236363



It's so profitable to deprive, poison, and criminalize people, though.

Isn't this the capitalist pattern for the entire USA?

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Reply Report: Miss. School Discipline Too Hard on Kids (Original post)
Skee Jan 2013 OP
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #1
Skee Jan 2013 #4
malthaussen Jan 2013 #2
Skee Jan 2013 #6
barbiegeek Jan 2013 #3
Skee Jan 2013 #7
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #5
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #8
Skee Jan 2013 #9
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #10
Skee Jan 2013 #17
ReRe Jan 2013 #11
Skee Jan 2013 #19
valerief Jan 2013 #12
Skee Jan 2013 #16
Selatius Jan 2013 #13
Skee Jan 2013 #15
L0oniX Jan 2013 #14
Skee Jan 2013 #18

Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:04 AM

1. I remember reading about this a year or so ago...

It's like some horror movie plot.
It is unacceptable. The people behind this need to be the ones in jail.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:17 AM

4. It's likely more widespread, too

Criminalization is myth-based.

The people need to be healthy and educated
to the extent that they won't want to hurt kids.

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:10 AM

2. Yeah, it looks like the wheels of justice are turning, albeit slowly...

PA had a nasty scandal about this as well. For-profit prisons. What could possibly go wrong?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 AM

6. PA Problems, Indeed

PA no longer has actual ballots, only blackboxes,
so it's corrupt and becoming even more so.

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:14 AM

3. This needs to be on MSNBC

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Response to barbiegeek (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:20 AM

7. The more investigative the journalism

the better

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 AM

5. Where the hell are you, Holder? Can we please have a new AG?

Perhaps, Mike Papantonio? Go ahead and laugh.. I'm serious!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:23 AM

8. Yeah, Holder is about as useless

as the popes balls.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:28 AM

9. It's not as if

any politician or appointee would have to be accountable anymore ...

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:41 AM

10. "...policies that disproportionally affect minorities." The new Jim Crow.

Same old racists, new scheme.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:37 AM

17. In time

The old racists will all be dead, and, except for being despised, forgotten.

May we all live long enough.

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:17 PM

11. It's almost like....

....Mississippi burning, all over again.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:43 AM

19. It will take awhile

but younger generations will sneer
and discard the traditions of their
less-enlightened forbears.

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:50 PM

12. Unfettered capitalism requires slavery everywhere, even the USA.

That's what these schools-to-for-profit-prisons are--slavery complexes.

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Response to valerief (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:36 AM

16. Yes

No Doubt

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:04 PM

13. The for-profit prison industry stands to make more money by turning students into criminals.

The more prisoners in their cells, the bigger their paychecks from the state government.

You can't have a pool of virtual slave laborers unless you destroy the future of these kids in these schools. The best way to do that is to set up a system that makes it very easy to fall down a slippery slope of increasingly harsh disciplinary action, and if the student reacts like a human naturally would to harsh punishment, you dock the student with even more punishments, and incarceration is soon to follow.

The fact that poor black students are disproportionately affected may come out of the fact that black families typically don't have the legal or financial resources to fight corrupt school districts, corrupt prison warden unions, and legislators who get hefty campaign donation checks from shareholders who own stock in privately-run prisons. Also, there is likely an old facet of racism that is present in this equation. If white students are less likely to get placed onto this school-to-prison pipeline for the same infractions that black students commit, the question of racism must be examined.

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Response to Selatius (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:35 AM

15. Exactly

and well said.

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Response to Skee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:38 PM

14. This is all about racism. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:41 AM

18. Agreed

and education is the cure.

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