"President Obama’s Department of Justice has admitted it cannot prove that Louisiana school choice is violating desegregation efforts, yet it continues to seek the ability to tell a parent their child cannot escape a failing school because their child is not the ‘right’ race. The Department of Justice proposal reeks of federal government intrusion and proves the people in Washington running our federal government are more interested in skin color than they are in education."So not only does Eric Holder find ways to stifle the betterment of state education improvements by injecting race, he wants race based results in disciplining of problem troublemakers in schools.
"Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s, often spell out uniform and swift punishment for offenses such as truancy, smoking or carrying a weapon. Violators can lose classroom time or become saddled with a criminal record."
|Attorney General Eric Holder(left) with Unidentified Advisor|
"In American schools, black students without disabilities were more than three times as likely as whites to be expelled or suspended, according to government civil rights data collection from 2011-2012. Although black students made up 15 percent of students in the data collection, they made up more than a third of students suspended once, 44 percent of those suspended more than once and more than a third of students expelled.
More than half of students involved in school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or black, according to the data."Zero tolerance is one of the only things keeping public school order, and any strike against it is a strike at a chance for a fair start in life for many who want to learn. Blocking school choice, paid for with state tax dollars is oppressive government at it worst and denies a child of any color a descent atmosphere to learn by people in ivory towers who's children attend elitist private schools.