July 18, 2018

Trump Administration Urged to End Obama-Era ‘Misstep’ of School Leniency Rules for Minority Students.

Civil rights and education experts continue to urge the Trump administration to scrap an Obama-era school leniency policy that coerced school districts into limiting reports of minority students’ assaultive and threatening behavior. Under the Obama policy, in place now in more than 50 school districts throughout the country, students whose behavior would have previously drawn […]

Trump Administration Urged to End Obama-Era ‘Misstep’ of School Leniency Rules for Minority Students.

Civil rights and education experts continue to urge the Trump administration to scrap an Obama-era school leniency policy that coerced school districts into limiting reports of minority students’ assaultive and threatening behavior. Under the Obama policy, in place now in more than 50 school districts throughout the country, students whose behavior would have previously drawn […]

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners: Obama-Era School Leniency Policy Brings ‘Fear’ and ‘Danger’

Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights say the Obama-era school leniency policy that discourages reports of threatening behavior by minority students to law enforcement is dangerous. “Many schools that have adopted lenient disciplinary policies – i.e., defining offenses down so that blacks and Hispanics aren’t suspended or expelled at significantly higher rates than […]

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