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Published: Friday, March 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Jon W.
Murray, UT

This is what happens when school districts substitute "zero-tolerance" policies for wisdom. What did these 4-5 year old boys do to merit suspension? Try to kiss a little girl? That's sexual harrasment, you're outta here. Point their fingers and say "bang, bang, your dead!"? That's gun violence, you're outta here.

Virginia Beach, VA

I pity the pre-school adminstrator who has to face such a decision. If a little kid is completely out of control day after day, what else can the school do?

Seeking parental involvement is the reasonable course, but if parents will not or cannot parent and impart some good manners to their children, that's not a viable option either.


Fresno, CA

I think what this article is lacking is a clear understanding of the culture behind the child being suspended. Did they grow up in a single parent home? Was violence a regular part of their life? What is discipline like at home versus at the school level? Looking into the socio-economic situation of these children would open our eyes to the truth behind the statistics. Maybe instead of minority vs. white, like everything is made out to be, it should look at the basis of the claim; maybe the children that are being suspended are coming from single parent homes? Or lower socio-economic standards? We need to move beyond black and white in the 21st century and look at the real problems.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

The cause is not revealed in this article. The problems black America has faced since the 1950's is the welfare mentality. Prior to that time it is certainly true racism was a big factor in black unemployment. However there were few divorces, few single parent homes, in fact perhaps less than white homes. The more welfare the more murders, prisoners, abortions, etc. Of course our current administration has no interest in balancing the budget or slowing spending, reducing red tap, lowering taxes, etc. to get the economy rolling. Instead it is redistribution of wealth that is important. It doesn't work.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

The attempt to focus on race leads to seeing racial disparities when others exist.

As a re-school teacher, where 100% of my students are African-American, I will say that there is a clear link between actions of students ad attitudes of parents. Especialy among boys, those with fathers absent of fathers who are only marginally present have much higher levels of behavioral problems.

On the other hand, as a child growing up, I was physically attacked on the way home fro the bus by a metal pipe wielding Chaldean thug, who would be classed as white by this report. He had reviously harassed me in school, and they did nothing of effect. It was only when my mom calle the police that I no longer faced harrassment.

The people who are going t suffer the most from less discipline of thugs will be African-Ameican males who want to learn, who will be stuck in schools dominated by thugs who should have been sent to juvenial hall.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Desire believe and expatiation makes the magic happen. We show them what to expect pass them along

Mcallen, TX

Blacks have a high rate of "out of wedlock" births.

This leads to a greater number of troubled students.

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