Instead of blaming the teachers for low expectations, and over-punishing black students, he claims the Obama administration's disciplinary policies were based on the Duncan view, and that "Driven by Obama administration pressures, school districts revised their discipline procedures by cutting the number of black student suspensions", and thereby, according to Williams, creating a classroom environment where "Good students are now suffering because of the abuse and issues plaguing these classrooms". He takes it further claiming black students suffer most because we "allow miscreants and thugs to sabotage the education process." His final point is telling, if it is a fact: "Finally, how does the Obama restorative justice policy differ from a Ku Klux Klan policy that would seek to sabotage black education by making it impossible for schools to rid themselves of students who make education impossible for everyone else?" In other words, by not 'throwing the bums out', no matter what group they represent, we are allowing the few to destroy the education for the many.
I never liked suspension because I felt it deprived a child of their education, but expanding this idea to all discipline, he has a point. The very people who would benefit most from 'good schools' are harming their own children by not demanding structured discipline and quality education. As far as suspension, the subject of this article, the jury hasn't made up its mind yet. Please use the contact form to share your thoughts.