Black Students Are the Most Likely to Be Suspended or Expelled

According to the Department of Education, black male students who attend public schools are more likely to receive harsh punishments at school than other students.

The Department of Education released data that shows that black students make up 35 percent of the students who have been suspended once, 46 percent of the students who have been suspended more than one time, and 39 percent of students who have been expelled. Interesting enough, the black students were only 19 percent of the total population at the schools that were sampled in the 2009-2010 school year. The surveys also show that black students are 3.5 times more likely to face suspension or expulsion than white students. Black boys were twice as likely as black girls girls to receive an out-of-school suspension as a punishment.

“Education is the civil rights of our generation,” said Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education. “The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise.”

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Florida Principal Investigated for Use of Hypnotism

North Port High School in Florida has dealt with several cases of loss this school year. Three students have died this school year with the most recent case resulting in the suspension of Principal George Kenney. 16-year old Wesley McKinley committed suicide one day after Kenney hypnotized him. Although the connection is not yet proven, the Florida school district has put Kenney on administrative lead while they investigate the situation.

Principal George Kenney has been a popular administrator at North Port High School since 2001. Despite his skill as a leader at the high school, Kenney possesses a unique talent; he is a certified hypnotist. Along with writing books and creating audio products, Kenney often shares the technique of hypnotism with students. Creating podcasts for reducing stress and preparing for tests are some of the ways Kenney has attempting to incorporate his skill with the North Port population.

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Homeschool Student Gets Suspended For Bringing Gun Shell to School

empty shotgun bullet shellA firstgrade home-schooler, Matthias Beattie, was suspended for one week because he took a shotgun shell to his school.

Beattie is not an Iowa public school system student according to state law because his first-grade class is held at a church, but county officials released a statement that all homeschool students are bound to discipline policies set forth by the state.

And in Iowa, there is a zero tolerance policy in regards to weapons.

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