<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Justice Officially the cancellation of the repeal comes after the Trump administration on Friday canceled a directive from the Obama era aimed at protecting students from racist school discipline. Federal Commission for School Safety, chaired by Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, released a report earlier in the week recommending the removal of these guidelines. "data-reactid =" 16 "> The Department of Education and the Department of Justice have formally canceled part of the Obama-era guidelines to protect students from school discipline racist this Friday. Federal Commission for School Safety, chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, released a report earlier in the week in which she recommended the removal of these guidelines.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The movement was immediately criticized by civil rights defenders and Democratic leaders say that this represents a setback in the protection of vulnerable student groups, who receive disproportionately severe school punishments compared to their peers. In the report of the Federal Commission on Safe Schools, Trump's leaders presented the resolution as giving schools more local control over their disciplinary practices and protecting students from violent or disruptive peers. "Data-reactid =" 17 "> The move was immediate, struck down by civil rights activists and Democratic leaders, who say it represents a step backwards in protecting vulnerable groups of students, who receive disproportionately severe school punishments compared to their peers. In the report of the Federal Commission on Safe Schools, Trump officials described the resolution as giving schools more local control over their disciplinary practices and protecting students from violent or disruptive peers.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "But according to civil rights advocates, there is little evidence that the boards have never made the schools safer and their repeal will help perpetuate the pipeline of schools to the prison. pipeline from school to prison It is the idea that students who are expelled from school through suspensions or expulsions are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system. "Data-reactid =" 18 "> But according to human rights defenders, there is little evidence that councils have always made schools less safe and their repeal will help perpetuate the pipeline of schools to prison. pipeline from school to prison It is the idea that students who are expelled from school through suspensions or deportations are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system.

The Obama Guidelines, highlighted in 2014, were non-binding and included a set of recommendations for national and state leaders to help make the practices more practical. more equitable school discipline. The guides warned schools against violating civil rights law if some groups of students are systematically subjected to harsher disciplinary measures than others, even if the school's policies are not intentionally discriminatory.

By canceling these guidelines, Secretary-General DeVos and Acting Attorney General Whitaker are creating confusion in schools and preventing students of color from learning without being discriminated against. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The instructions were apparently on the cut block even before the Parkland's deadly school was shot down in February, but after the shooting, leaders like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tried to connect him to the tragedy. The school shooter had attended a restorative justice initiative In his district, Senator Rubio said the program helped the student escape the police. Civil rights groups rejected the argument, describing it as tenuous and politically motivated. "Data-reactid =" 22 "> The advice would have been misplaced even before the deadly shooting of the Parkland School in February After the shooting, leaders such as Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tried to connect him to the tragedy. The school shooter had attended a restorative justice initiative In his district, Senator Rubio said the program helped the student escape the police. Civil rights groups rejected the argument, describing it as tenuous and politically motivated.

On Tuesday, as part of a more general report on safety in schools containing recommendations on safety measures in schools and mental health services, the administration announced its intention to make a number of recommendations. cancel the instructions. The report suggested that the guidelines had a terrifying impact on school discipline and specifically criticized the legal doctrine of disparate impacts. By disparate impact is meant the idea that even neutral disciplinary policies may be illegal if they have a disproportionate impact on a group of students.

The cancellation of the guidelines has no formal impact on the law. Schools are still required to protect students from discrimination based on race, color and national origin. However, education stakeholders still fear that this will send an important symbolic message to schools and students, which will lead to less vigorous application of these issues at the federal level.

<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The Secretary of State at the Education, DeVos defended the decision in a report Friday. "data-reactid =" 25 "> DeVos, secretary of education, defended this decision in a report Friday.

"Every student has the right to go to school without discrimination. They also have the right to be respected as individuals and untreated as statistics. Too often, however, teachers and advocates have told me that the previous administration's disciplinary guidelines often led to school environments where discipline decisions were based on a race of one's own. student and where statistics become more important than the safety of students and teachers. " said DeVos.

Democratic leaders have instead said the move would have a dangerous impact on the most vulnerable students.

"By canceling these tips, Secretary of State DeVos and Acting Attorney General Whitaker are creating confusion in schools and preventing students of color from learning without being discriminated against," said the Senator. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) In a statement.

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