March 3, 2018
The cause of the murders in the Broward County school district was created by their policy to stop reporting “school suspensions, expulsions, and arrests” in order to make it look like crimes were not taking place in minority communities. Their policies preceded “The Obama School Discipline Policy [that] was to report fewer arrests, suspensions”, etc.
Referred to in the article below is the 2014 Joint Dear Colleague Letter from the Obama Administration. Link: Joint Dear Colleague Letter_2014_Obama Administration_
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2.26.18 – Breitbart
“Broward County Likely ‘Inspiration’ for Obama School Discipline Policy to Report Fewer Arrests, Suspensions”
By Dr. Susan Berry
The Broward County school district’s adoption of a school discipline policy that was praised by the Obama administration for seeking to reduce the reported number of school suspensions, expulsions, and arrests may have played a role in the fact that Nikolas Cruz remained under the radar until his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.
“The facts pattern that has emerged strongly suggests it played a role,” Manhattan Institute senior fellow Max Eden tells Breitbart News. “It’s not actually accurate to say that what Broward County did was the result of the Obama policy.
It might be more accurate to say that what Broward County did was in some way the inspiration for Obama’s policy.”
The Obama-era Departments of Education and Justice – under education secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder-issued school guidelines in 2014 that claimed students of color are “disproportionately impacted” by suspensions and expulsions, a situation they said leads to a “school-to-prison pipeline” that discriminates against minority and low-income students.
“Broward County was the first to have the goal of lowering suspensions, lowering expulsions, lowering arrests,” explains Eden.
“And, so, they decided to reduce police involvement by not bringing in cops to arrest kids for a whole range of serious offenses, and then, as you would expect, the arrests go down when you stop arresting. That was taken to be a sign of success, based on that metric alone.”
According to the Obama administration’s 2014 “Dear Colleague” guidance,
any school district whose disciplinary measures showed “disparate impact” – meaning a disproportionately greater number of minority students are affected –
is open to investigation by the Departments of Justice and Education, regardless of whether the behavior leading to the discipline is unacceptable.
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