President Trump is slowly but surely getting rid of Obama’s useless and often harmful bureaucratic regulations and policies.
The left believes that big brother is better at making choices than the individual and they will trot out their statistics and such to make their point and it is all very convincing.
But statistics are similar to polls or to anything complex – what you get out depends on what you put in.
“Lies, damned lies, and statistics,” is the phrase Mark Twain made popular back in his day and it applies here.
America must preserve the rights of the individual and we must empower local independent solutions to cases rather than a monolithic, big brother approach.
Monopolies and their government cousins used to be discouraged as they are bad for the economy and democracy, and thankfully that thinking is finally coming back to DC and just in time.
From Breitbart: The Trump administration has revoked an Obama-era policy that urged public schools to employ more lenient forms of discipline for students of color and of other minority groups.
On Friday, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded the Obama administration’s 2014 “Dear Colleague Letter” that a federal school safety commission said “may have paradoxically contributed to making schools less safe.”
The Obama-era Departments of Education and Justice, under Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder, issued school guidelines that claimed students of color are “disproportionately impacted” by suspensions and expulsions, a situation they said led to a “school-to-prison pipeline” that discriminates against minority and low-income students.
In school districts that adopted the policy, minority students whose behavior would have previously drawn an arrest or a suspension were, instead, referred to “teen courts” or “restorative talking circles.”
According to the Obama administration’s 2014 Dear Colleague letter, school districts whose disciplinary measures showed “disparate impact” – meaning a disproportionately greater number of minority students are affected by disciplinary measures – were open to investigation by the Departments of Justice and Education, even if the behaviors leading to the discipline were unacceptable.
Critics of the Obama-era guidance say it tied the hands of teachers and school officials to administer discipline fairly and effectively and forced them to make statistics – which would be viewed favorably by the federal government – the priority.
In its final report, the safety commission had “significant concerns … regarding the legal framework upon which the Guidance is based.”
“These concerns, together with the repeated concerns expressed by many that disciplinary decisions are best left in the hands of classroom teachers and administrators, warrant rescission of the Guidance,” the commission added.