Civil Rights Complaints on the Rise in Schools


This can be spun either way, but I predict the left will claim this is because of Trump. In fact, with the possible exception of bus accidents, falling space debris and deaths due to natural causes…expect most things to be blamed on Donald Trump.

EdWeek:

Annual Civil Rights Complaints to Ed. Dept. More Than Doubled Since 2008 

The number of annual complaints to the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights more than doubled since the start of President Barack Obama’s administration, increasing from 6,364 in fiscal 2009 to 16,720 in fiscal 2016.

That’s according to a report released Thursday  by the Education Department highlighting the work of the civil rights office during the Obama administration. It also notes the ongoing civil rights issues the department sees in schools, for the office ranging from teacher and staffing inequities in schools, to chronic absenteeism and racial disparities in school discipline policies.

There was a big spike this year.

Are folks reporting more now, is there more civil rights tension than before? Are there more special categories, and are LGBTQ students speaking up more?  The last sentence of the article above seems to indicate the department is willing to expand the notion of what they see as civil rights.  I don’t know that chronic absenteeism was always civil rights issue

Again, leave it to the spinners on both sides.  I know that things are not easier on the racial or cultural divide after 8 years of Barack Obama.  Not everything is his fault, but nothing got fixed either.

 

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