From EAG News:
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Administrators and teachers at St. Paul Public Schools have their own ideas about what to do regarding the lack of student discipline, which has led to an alarming spike in violence and unruly behavior, and culminated in the assault of two teachers in the last week.
The teachers union wants the district to provide millions of dollars for teacher/parent committees in each building, to spend as they wish on potential remedies to the problem.
Administrators want an overall district committee that will not have to spend millions of dollars.
Only one source, Joe Soucheray, a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, seems to have his finger on what a lot of people are thinking – that the lax disciplinary policies in the district, particularly toward black students, is the result of the district’s consulting relationship with the Pacific Educational Group (PEG).
PEG, a radial California non-profit, believes American schools are plagued with “white privilege” and black students should be compensated with free passes for bad behavior.
“The St. Paul Public Schools are adhering to some ridiculous nonsense that have St. Paul taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars paid to a consultant, The Pacific Educational Group,” Soucheray wrote.
“In a nutshell, it is a policy that attempts to convince school administrators to be, well, extra lenient on disruptive students on the grounds that the students are themselves the victims of some sort of systemic deprivation. Often, disruptive kids are simply hauled off to the gym and…