Wednesday, June 1, 2022

So Absurd That I Went to Read The Bill

 California SB1273 repeals:

Under existing law, whenever any employee of a school district or county superintendent of schools is attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil, the employee and any person under whose direction or supervision the employee is employed who has knowledge of the incident are required to promptly report the incident to specified law enforcement authorities. Failure to make the report is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.

And why are they repealing this?

The federal Gun-Free Schools Act prohibits a local educational agency from receiving certain federal funds unless the local educational agency has a policy requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system of any student who brings a firearm or weapon to a school served by the local educational agency. 

The ACLU helpfully explains:

Decades of research show the long-term harm to young people of even minimal contact with the juvenile or criminal legal systems. Once students make contact with law enforcement, they are less likely to graduate high school and more likely to wind up in jail or prison. These harms fall disproportionately on students from marginalized groups: Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students, as well as students with disabilities, are disproportionately referred to law enforcement, cited, and arrested.

Despite the well-known problems resulting from student contact with police, existing California law forces teachers and administrators to notify law enforcement of numerous types of student behavior, even when they know doing so will be harmful and regardless of the particular circumstances of the incident. As many California educators seek to support students by responding to behavioral issues with needed services, regressive 90s era “tough on crime” laws that reach beyond federal requirements remain in place that legally mandate school officials to notify law enforcement of a broad range of behaviors including possession of a controlled substance or alcohol. 

Yes, woke California teachers and administrators are referring BIPOCs for criminal assaults on teachers so stop reporting these!  If he KKK wanted to write a law that suggested that crimes by whites should be reported this would be called racist.  But this is essentially an admission that BIPOCs are disproportionately violent criminals.  This is progressive thinking? 

1 comment:

  1. This would throw teachers under the bus. Not reporting assaults on teachers and staff will ensure that assaults on teachers and staff will become widespread. If this passes, forward thinking teachers will resign and move on to other schools/careers.