Just when you think it can’t get any more absurd, leftists find a way to prove you wrong.
In Washington State, thanks to a law passed by Democrats last year, a school district just approved a new policy where teachers and school officials must consider a student’s race when doling out discipline.
Which means that white students will likely be disciplined more severely than non-white students.
Here’s more on this from Jason Rantz:
The Clover Park School District debated its new “culturally responsive” student discipline policy. It means student discipline would not be consistent based on conduct. Instead, a school considers a student’s race and background. It would likely offer harsher punishments to white students, even if the conduct is identical to that of a black or Hispanic student.
The disparate treatment is championed in the name of inclusion. But it’s not just a Clover Park School District controversy.
The culturally responsive policy impacts every Washington school district after Democrats passed a law institutionalizing critical race theory in student discipline.
According to the policy, disruptive students may face “exclusionary as well as positive and supportive forms of discipline.” But the focus, the policy maintains, is to keep students in the classroom and provide “equitable educational opportunities.”
To make student discipline outcomes more “equitable,” the policy must meet “individual student needs in a culturally responsive manner” via “culturally responsive discipline.”
The state officially defines “culturally responsive” as “knowledge of student cultural histories and contexts, as well as family norms and values in different cultures; knowledge and skills in accessing community resources and community and parent outreach; and skills in adapting instruction to students’ experiences and identifying cultural contexts for individual students.”
In practice, it means favorable treatment of racial minorities.
Below is a video of the proceedings where the school board members discuss this:
Unreal. @CloverParkSD passed a policy last week for "cultural discipline.” It means staff will consider a student's race before punishment to ensure discipline is dispersed “equitably” pic.twitter.com/WXhZLYfd61
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