(_______) A little help, please. Insert in the blank a new and attention-getting substitute expression for “Sigh” “Geez” “What Next?” and “Help!” Here is the latest “Nudge” (and if you don’t know what ‘Nudge’ is and who the players are in the ‘Nudge’ movement, do a little research. Won’t take you very long. We’re in the, heh heh, ‘Digital Age’.
Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent by the end of this school year, and then by 50 percent, 75 percent and finally 100 percent in each of the following years. In other words, there are now racial quota limits for punishment in the Minneapolis schools.
So what is the Domino Theory? The Domino Theory is that if you don’t stop anti-constitutional movements and bureaucrats usurping and abusing their authority by using coercion, conspiracy, demagoguery and bribery to incite lawlessness and anarchy, you’re going to get ….lawlessness and anarchy.
The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 sought to level the disparity between mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine and powder cocaine users, with advocates saying the much tougher sentences for crack disprortionately punished African Americans. Holder said yesterday that some of the more than 12,000 federal prisoners currently incarcerated for crack cocaine should be eligible for early release.
His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”
“African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.”
BALTIMORE — Bringing new attention to harsh punishments in schools, federal officials Wednesday urged educators across the country to move away from practices that suspend students for minor infractions anddisproportionately affect minorities.
“The need to rethink and redesign school discipline practices is frankly long overdue,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, speaking in Baltimore alongside Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as the two leaders unveiled what were described as the first national guidelines on school discipline.
Ah, yes. “The Two Leaders”. And the “Dear Leader”. nudge….Nudge…NUDGE…NUDGE…NUDGE………………..plink……..plink…….plink……plink…..plink….plink…plink..plink.plink.plink.plinkplinkplinkplinkplink
The first recipient of the Order of the New Socialist Empire Medal will be Cass Sunstein. That’s after the lawlessness and anarchy part.