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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Maryland’s Unconstitutional School Discipline Quotas

Crimes and infractions are not evenly distributed across racial groups, as the Supreme Court noted in United States v. Armstrong, 517 U.S. 456 (1996).  As that 8-to-1 Supreme Court ruling noted, there is no legal “presumption that people of all races commit all types of crimes” at the same rate, since such a presumption is “contradicted by” real world data, in which “more than 90% of” convicted cocaine traffickers “were black” in 1994, and “93.4% of convicted LSD dealers were white.”  But the Maryland Board of Education has chosen to ignore reality by proposing a rule that would require school systems to discipline and suspend students in numbers correlated to their race, and require school systems that currently don’t do so to implement plans to eliminate any racially “disproportionate impact” over a three-year period.  Thus, it is imposing quotas in all but name.

via www.openmarket.org

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Comments

This sounds like Title 9 for school discipline. I'm sure it will work great.

Posted by: Jonathan | Jul 29, 2012 1:34:55 AM

Do we now picture a time in which school administrators must encourage certain groups to commit more infractions, so as to meet quotoas.

Posted by: titan | Jul 30, 2012 7:30:05 AM