In Minnesota, race drives school labels, discipline

  • Article by: JEFFREY MEITRODT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 18, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The little yellow buses line up every morning outside Harrison Education Center in north Minneapolis, discharging dozens of teenagers to a high school no parents choose for their child.

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pjhawk95Dec. 14, 1310:33 PM

I think there are some very apparent conclusions to draw from this story. Its a complex problem but can be mitigated by some simple solutions.

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jjsbrwDec. 14, 1310:54 PM

pjhawk95 Dec. 14, 13 10:33 PM I think there are some very apparent conclusions to draw from this story. Its a complex problem but can be mitigated by some simple solutions. ------------------------------ What would you suggest for some simple solutions?

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rlwr51Dec. 15, 1312:23 AM

There are no simple solutions to a complex problems.

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rlwr51Dec. 15, 1312:24 AM

With all of the labeling going on, it's a wonder anyone is considered normal any more.

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minn12Dec. 15, 13 2:13 AM

It doesn't matter what race. Kids who cause severe, ongoing problems need to be removed from regular schools, so those who want to learn can do so in peace. All the rest of the claims of 'discrimination' and the bogus 'racios' are just nonsense. And as to the administrator who thinks it's just fine to let kids in the special schools sleep at their desks and miss classes, well he needs to be fired. Perfect example of letting the inmates run the asylum. With people like this in charge, no wonder our schools are failing.

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angleworm99Dec. 15, 13 6:29 AM

I have been teaching for 26 years. In that time I would estimate that I have worked with 4 special ed kids from "normal" families. The other 300+ special ed students were from messed up homes. The rise in special education is a reflection of the dysfunctional families in our society. There needs to be a separate place for these kids to learn. Mainstreaming them is not the answer.

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