From EAG News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent poll conducted by Education Next is revealing some interesting public attitudes about federal directives that force schools to treat black and Hispanic students differently than whites.

In recent years, the Obama administration has forced large metropolitan school districts like the Los Angeles Unified School District to rework suspension and student discipline policies to counter the trend of black and Hispanic students serving more suspensions than whites. Several districts that complied with Obama’s demands and removed “willful defiance” as grounds for suspension have received repeated complaints from parents, teachers and students that unruly students now remain in school, and are causing chaos in the classroom.

“Kids aren’t even suspended for fights or drugs”

“I was terrified and bullied by a fourth-grade student,” a teacher in a Los Angeles Unified School District school recently noted on the Los Angeles Times website, according to the New York Post. “The black student told me to ‘Back off, b—h.’ I told him to go to the office and he said, ‘No, b—h, and no one can make me.’ ”

“We now have a ‘restorative justice’ counselor, but we still have the same problems. Kids aren’t even suspended for fights or drugs,” another teacher wrote.

Data from the 2015 Education Next Poll show the vast majority of the public, in virtually all demographics, believe the federal policies are misguided.

Answering the question “Do you support or oppose federal policies that prevent schools from expelling or suspending black and Hispanic students at higher rates than other students?” 51…

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