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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:56

In Mississippi, if kindergarteners violate the dress code or act out in class, they may end up in the back of a police car.

A story about one five-year-old particularly stands out. The little boy was required to wear black shoes to school. Because he didn’t have black shoes, his mom used a marker to cover up his white and red sneakers. A bit of red and white were still noticeable, so the child was taken home by the cops.

The child was escorted out of school so he and his mother would be taught a lesson.

Ridiculous? Perhaps. But incidents such as this are happening across Mississippi. A new report, “Handcuffs on Success: The Extreme School Discipline Crisis in Mississippi Public Schools,” exposes just how bad it’s become.

Released on January 17, the report is a joint project between state chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and the Advancement Project.

The report examined more than 100 school districts and claimed that black students are affected by harsh disciplinary actions at a much greater rate than their white peers. It notes that “for every one white student who is given an out-of-school suspension, three black students are suspended, even though black students comprise just half of the student population.”

Carlos McCray, an associate professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Education in the Education Leadership Administration Program, says, “Research has shown that students who are subjected to multiple suspensions and expulsions are more likely to drop out of school. And we all know where this leads.”
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:24

I saw Mississippi and immediately thought this would be about black mistreatment and whaddya know?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:56

Why aren't the cops prosecuting the schools for wasting police time?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 20:06

If you think about it, the kid is getting sent home for violation of school dress code. The kid is 5 years old. Who better to make sure he/she gets there safely than cops?
Not sure why they just didn't call in the parents to pick them up however...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:37

Retarded policy is retarded

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:39

I just hope the kids parents don't take a credit card, fill up their tank with gas and buy the kid a new pair of shoes!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:39

It's Mississippi. What else can you expect?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:42

Wow. Just wow.
I know nothing of their situation, so I am going out on a limb, but it sounds to me that the mother did not have the financial means, so she tried her best by trying to cover the sneakers with a black magic marker.
5 years old or not, I am sure the kid was already terribly ashamed from this fact, so to make such a big deal out of it, is truly offensive in my opinion.
The victim in all of this?
The poor kid. He will remember this for quite some time. He will carry the shame. All because he did not have black shoes?
That is truly a shame.
The human way to handle this would have been to call the mother, have her come pick him up. Or better yet, let him hang out in the principles office until school ended or something along those lines. Then tell the mother.
To downright embarrass him for nothing he did, that is despicable.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:43

I just hope the kids parents don't take a credit card, fill up their tank with gas and buy the kid a new pair of shoes!


They should move out of that state.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:48

They should move out of that state.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:53

When reading this story, keep in mind this is based on a report written by the ACLU and NAACP, who have no agenda whatsoever... :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:59

Wow. Just wow.
I know nothing of their situation, so I am going out on a limb, but it sounds to me that the mother did not have the financial means, so she tried her best by trying to cover the sneakers with a black magic marker.
5 years old or not, I am sure the kid was already terribly ashamed from this fact, so to make such a big deal out of it, is truly offensive in my opinion.
The victim in all of this?
The poor kid. He will remember this for quite some time. He will carry the shame. All because he did not have black shoes?
That is truly a shame.
The human way to handle this would have been to call the mother, have her come pick him up. Or better yet, let him hang out in the principles office until school ended or something along those lines. Then tell the mother.
To downright embarrass him for nothing he did, that is despicable.


welcome to the nanny police state!

not hijacking this thread but look how the US has become

http://www.dailymail...ade-recess.html

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:10

O the political correctness.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:55

can't afford shoes... YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE KID!!!!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:56

I am going to admit I did not read the source but from what I read I don't think the problem is with the kid or mother who may not be able to afford a new pair of shoes. I think it is a problem with the school and police. The people at the school need to know how to handle the situation better. It seems as if they wanted to force the mother to do what they want but can't get her to comply so they call the police. The police are stupid enough to do as the school asked. At the end the kid is the one who is getting mistreated due to the stupid people.