Betsy DeVos Wants to Reverse Efforts to Bring Some Degree of Racial Justice to School Discipline


Donald Trump’s administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have been rolling back Obama-era regulations in the Department of Education along with weakening investigations by the Department’s Office for Civil Rights. Using the terrible Parkland, Florida school shooting as an excuse, Trump and DeVos are now threatening to throw out Obama era guidance designed to reduce zero-tolerance school discipline policies. Designed to block the school to prison pipeline, the Obama rules reversed school discipline practices that overly suspended and expelled African American students and and put too many of these students on a path into the criminal justice system.  It is essential that Trump and DeVos be stopped from undermining efforts to bring more humane and fairer discipline policies to public schools.

The 2014 guidance policies DeVos and Trump are threatening to eliminate were designed to address the fact that for a long time black and brown students, poor students, and…

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  1. Thanks so much, Jeff. Jan Resseger “That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy. Our chronic refusal as a nation to guarantee that right for all children…. is rooted in a kind of moral blindness, or at least a failure of moral imagination…. It is a failure which threatens our future as a nation of citizens called to a common purpose… tied to one another by a common bond.” —Senator Paul Wellstone, March 31, 2000


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