August 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. The progressive’s campaign for race-based discipline policies also won a victory in Maryland July 24. The state’s board of education established a policy demanding that each racial or ethnic group receive roughly proportional level of school penalties, regardless of the behavior by members of each group. The board’s decision requires that “the state’s 24 school systems track data to ensure that minority and special education students are not unduly affected by suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary measures”. Disparities would have to be reduced within a year and eliminated within three years. Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Cox says he isn’t completely versed on all of the specifics at this point.