Date: March 14, 2019 12:43PM
And what if you had a class (or school or district) of high schoolers who were not graduating. Aside from under-achievement, many of the boys fall behind because of involvement in the criminal justice system, resulting in suspensions, absenteeism, loss of motivation, and other manifestations of being disconnected.
Then educational experts come along and say, "Starting now, we won't refer these boys to the criminal justice system. We'll give them second & third chances, transfer them, offer them counseling, put them in special easy-diploma tracks, make sure they graduate without a record. After all, they're victims of a disadvantaged environment."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7TT4jnnWys
Crime statistics dramatically drop. Graduation rates rise. Bonuses and accolades are handed out, staff are invited to give speeches, the district is a national model!