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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:26 AM

Trump Officials Plan to Rescind Obama-Era School Discipline Policies

Source: New York Times

Trump Officials Plan to Rescind Obama-Era School Discipline Policies

By Erica L. Green and Katie Benner
Dec. 17, 2018

WASHINGTON ó The Trump administration is planning to roll back Obama-era policies aimed at ensuring that minority children are not unfairly disciplined, arguing that the efforts have eased up on punishment and contributed to rising violence in the nationís schools, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

The decision culminates a nearly yearlong effort begun by the Trump administration after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The deaths of 17 students and staff members on Feb. 14 prompted lawmakers in both parties to demand tougher gun laws, but after a brief flirtation with gun control, President Trump abandoned that focus and instead empowered a school safety commission, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Almost immediately, the commission turned away from guns and instead scrutinized the Obama administrationís school discipline policies, though none of the most high-profile school shootings were perpetrated by black students. The commissionís focus was part of a broader effort to reject the previous administrationís race-conscious education efforts, which have included siding with Asian students suing Harvard to end affirmative action and delaying an Obama-era rule to prevent disproportionate numbers of minority children from being funneled into special education classes.

The documents obtained by The Times ó a draft letter and a draft chapter of the safety commissionís research ó focus significantly on race and promote the idea that the federal crackdown on potentially discriminatory practices has made schools more dangerous.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/us/politics/trump-school-discipline.html

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:30 AM

1. All progress of the last century must be erased. Motto of this administration.

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