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dreber (Anonymous) says...

Darn pesky loophole, hiding itself under the pseudonym of "4th amendment". Just think how many drunk driving deaths we could prevent if police didn't need a reason to pull drivers over and check for sobriety.....

dreber (Anonymous) says...

"And, if it is a racism problem then why, in terms of numbers, are far more whites being suspended?"

Because white students account for the great majority of students, that's why. Raw numbers like that mean nothing; but they sure are useful for people trying to hide their true feelings, right Brock?

dreber (Anonymous) says...

You misread the data, Brock. There aren't over half of the white students being suspended. Rather, white students make up ~ half the suspensions, even though they account for 67% of the population. Meanwhile, Black students, who account for only 7% of the student population, make up almost 13% of the suspensions. Why make it a racial question? Because it IS a racial question. This isn't rocket science.

dreber (Anonymous) says...

You're oversimplifying the issue, Brock. Maybe the suspensions are warranted....maybe not. But even if they are, there may be other systemic issues leading to one group engaging in a greater number of suspension-worthy offenses than others. Those issues may well be fixable. In any case, nobody knows unless somebody studies the issue.

dreber (Anonymous) says...

Stacy, I don't know what school your child attends, but in Lawrence Public Schools (high schools), full-time teachers teach six classes per day and have one plan period. Any teacher who has only 3 or 4 would be part time, and would only receive part-time pay.

And yes, teachers want more money now than teachers got 30 years ago. You will find zero of them are ashamed of that fact.

dreber (Anonymous) says...

I just peeked over at the district web page. Looks like there are 30+ vacant para positions right now. In mid-November. That might be informative regarding the match-up (or lack thereof) of compensation vs job responsibilities, etc.,.....

dreber (Anonymous) says...

"The union" gets a grand total of zero public dollars, Bob. "The union" is a private organization, funded entirely by its members, out of their own pockets. If you don't like it, perhaps you'd prefer to live someplace where freedom of assembly wasn't a thing.

dreber (Anonymous) says...

I wonder how many murders we could prevent if we just stopped letting violent criminals out of prison?

dreber (Anonymous) says...

My gun safe and voting history do not support this guy's conclusions :)

dreber (Anonymous) says...

Probably not deliberately that...... rather, just written by someone who has zero understanding of how guns work, and even less inclination to learn such prior to writing regulations. Ditto for the "...with safety on...." and "....without a chambered round...." pieces regarding semiautos.

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