President Obama has indicated his support for a new–and odious–disciplinary plan for American schools. Students will be punished for wrongdoing according to their race; in other words, an Asian student who breaks a rule will receive a harsher punishment than a black student. According to The Daily Caller:
African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.”
Because of those causes, the report suggests, “over a third of African American students do not graduate from high school on time with a regular high school diploma, and only four percent of African American high school graduates interested in college are college-ready across a range of subjects.”
“What this means is that whites and Asians will get suspended for things that blacks don’t get suspended for,” because school officials will try to level punishments despite groups’ different infraction rates, predicted Hans Bader, a counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Bader is a former official in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, and has sued and represented school districts and colleges in civil-rights cases.
“It is too bad that the president has chosen to set up a new bureaucracy with a focus on one particular racial group, to the exclusion of all others,” said Roger Clegg, the president of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
This new disciplinary program is a pat of President Obama’s new federal office to assist black students.
There’s nothing like a new batch of federal policies to teach children to view each other through race-colored lenses.
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