8:15 PM PT – Sat. Dec. 22, 2018
The Trump Administration scraps another Obama-era policy urging public schools to be more lenient with students of color.
The Education and Justice departments on Friday removed the 2014 rule, which the Federal School Safety Commission claims may have actually made schools less safe.
This comes after the prior administration issued guidelines, claiming students of color are disproportionately impacted by suspensions and expulsions, allegedly leading to the “school-to-prison” pipeline.
The Commission, however, claimed the policy tied the hands of teachers and administrators and ultimately decided disciplining students is best left to school officials.