Many education-advocacy groups have condemned the recommendation of the Federal Commission on School Commissions to withdraw a Obama time guide calling schools to address disparities based on race discipline.
Advocates arguing with the final report of the commission, headed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, represent a step backward in an effort to reduce disparities in racial discipline at school and keep people learning safe.
providing information about schools about best practices than more edicts.
"Every one of us has an important role to play in keeping our students safe while at school," DeVos said in a statement. "Through the commission's work, it has become clearer no policy rules to make our schools safer. What will work for schools in Montana will be different than what will work for schools in Manhattan. you see, this report provides an extensive menu of the best practices and resources that all state, community, and school leaders should consider when developing school safety plans and procedures that will work for their students and teachers. "
Advocates have also failed commission recommendations to shine the role of guns at school shootings. Trump White House launched a commission on Parkland, Fl., Shooting school where 17 members of the student and staff were killed and 17 others were injured. While the report reviews data and gun policies, it does not call for any changes to US gun laws. It prohibits arming teachers, if there is local community support and sufficient training.
"It is clear from the outset that this commission has never been intended to find a real solution to the destruction of gun violence in our country's schools. Trump-DeVos management has been pushing for more guns in schools by arming teachers, even though they refuse to use the federal education funding to buy firearms for teachers. Priority schools to intensify strategies focused on evidence that strengthens healthy and safe learning environments is the latest example of this administration that places special interests, such as the gun lobby, before the public, "says Scott Sargrad, K-12 overseer Center for American Progress Education Policy.
The criticism of Obama's guidelines is chosen as a pro-teacher measure.
The report says, "Maintaining classroom order is a key to keeping schools safe. Teachers are best positioned to identify and address behaviors. However, the guide issued by the previous Management promotes a federal solution that frees the ability of local officials to address the impact of school safety disciplinary matters. Guiding also depends on a fraudulent reading of federal law The guide should be rescinded and information about the resources and best practices for improving school climate and study results should be developed for schools and school districts. " 2014 federal school rules discipline and race developed into multiple studies showing black students to earn more serious consequences even if they did exactly the same offense as white students. While all schools see a wide range of youth misconduct, data discipline varies. Some schools conduct a suspension faster than others and are more likely to eliminate the most difficult penalties for minority students.
The Obama administration has sought to reduce the suspension because suspended students are more likely to end the time and are more likely to be suspended again. They are more likely to repeat a grade, leave, and be involved in the youth justice system.
Here is what the American Educational Research Association has said about the commission's recommendation to undo federal discipline rules:
The recommendation neglects the overwhelming body of scientific evidence that minority races are more often disciplined and more cruel than those who enjoy their behavior in schools. Unnecessary suspensions and dismissals, based on discrepancies and implications and explicit bias, are harmful to lifelong consequences for students, communities, and nations.
Educational researchers have long studied disparities in school discipline, the factors behind them, and their implications of students and schools. The AERA journals regularly publish research on the topic and in April 2017 the association has a major public lecture that addresses the disparity in school discipline. Science evidently exists racial discipline that does not exist, can not be explained by differences in student behavior alone, and hindrances to education and justice opportunities.
This body of research evidence is also supported by a report released by the Office Accountability Office in March 2018 which found that "black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined (eg ., Suspension and expulsions) at K-12 public school, "based on its assessment of national human rights education data for the 2013-14 year school
GAO report also states:" Demonstrated by research that students experiencing discipline removing them from the classroom will likely repeat a grade, lose school, and be involved in the youth justice system. Studies show that this could result in a reduction of potential revenues and extra social costs, such as imprisonment and loss of tax revenues. "
AERA and education researchers are quite promises to make school safety priority and continue to study the causes of root violence at school and ways to strengthen the climate of positive school, work with school leaders to develop and assess interventions, provide school safety resources for educators and policymakers, and speak when national schools are targeted at acts of violence.
National schools need to foster a safe, friendly environment for all students, using skills and methods that rely on evidence and data. The commission's recommendation, which ignores the body's scientific evidence, is greatly offensive and represents one step back.