I see disturbing parallel similarities in the way schools, teachers, and administrators are being blamed when students are subjected to punishment for incidents of misbehavior in public schools, and in the way police are being targeted when simply doing their jobs in challenging urban environments.
In both schools and society, generally speaking, what leads people into trouble is poor personal choices and the lack of a solid family foundation—not bigotry or poverty!
As the genuine practice of religion has evaporated along with the nuclear family in parts of urban America today, there’s been a proportionate rise in violence, drug abuse, social decay, and failing schools in such communities.
The Federal Government has exacerbated this problem; with ever-expanding entitlements that have disincentivized work and made fatherless households convenient and renumerative—what else did the social justice engineers that developed these “programs” expect?
The radical,so-called social justice organizations that point fingers of blame will never acknowledge the real cause of all of these troubling symptoms: There is a lack of functional, effective family structure in large swaths of America today.
It remains much more salacious, newsworthy, and lucrative to instead portray teachers, cops, school districts, and police departments as “overzealousbigots.”
Police Departments are fully capable of doing their jobs if they are allowed to do so and if they’re supported by their respective cities and counties. Policemen should be commended for doing the dangerous work they do!
Instead, the minute something tragic happens like in Baltimore or Ferguson---politicians of every stripe immediately pounce on LEOs.
Before you know it, abracadabra, it is entirely the police’s fault that communities are dysfunctional and disproportionate numbers of minorities are incarcerated.
Next come the outlandish explanations from the ideologues that demonize police—the tactics are too aggressive, departments need re-training, they need more diverse workforces, etc. etc...
Once these naïve rubes get exactly they want- crime rates soar. Police back away from proactive
policing, just like right now in Baltimore and NYC.
The “Baltimore slowdown effect”-- It’s what happens when local police forces are disemboweled by social justice zealots and the very communities that employ them.
With respect to professional educators---there are two important axioms these same social justice practitioners who hate policemen demand you swallow whole about the way minorities are treated in today’s American public schools:
1.) It is always the schools’ fault students are not learning and achieving academically in urban America.
2.) The schools are racially biased if the percentages of students who get into trouble at schools appear to be out of balance with the racial composition of community populations.
Although this disproportionate Minority/Caucasian infraction effect happens nationwide in districts with high minority populations (just as it does in the criminal justice system), agitators expect us all to instead believe there’s an epidemic of racist bigots working in professional positions at schools all across America-- purposely, willfully targeting minority students for disparate punishment.
The only thing more ludicrous than anyone believing this garbage is that many public school policy makers actually do believe this!
Out-of-control apologist agitators profit from this pot-stirring.
“Educational consultants” grifting off of the taxpayer’s largess $ell $eminars and work$hop$, reinforcing this badly-flawed narrative.
Sadly, this ridiculous spectacle of overt political correctness is hastening the decimation of public schools as teachers now leave the profession in droves and parents of means chose other alternatives.
And we wonder why??
We mustn’t allow anarchy in our schools to pacify agitators at the expense of good students and good teachers; Otherwise, we’re complicit in the destruction of America’s schools-- and America and our descendants will reap what we’re sowing.