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New 2020 law prohibits California public schools from suspending students for disobeying teachers

New 2020 law prohibits California public schools from suspending students for disobeying teachers

Hundreds of new rules include those impacting charter schools and mandating LGBTQ training for California teachers.

As 2020 dawns, it is clear that California is continuing its descent into the political crapper.

There are a spate of new laws on the books, one of which promises to make the dreadful public school situation worse.

For example, a new rule will prohibit public schools from suspending students for disobeying teachers.

Starting next school year, it will be illegal for public schools in the state to suspend students in first through fifth grade for willfully defying teachers or administrators.

Then, from 2021 through 2025, it will be temporarily extended to kids in grades six through eight.

Supporters say suspensions for willful defiance are disproportionately used against students of color.

As a delightful bonus, new California rules are controlling charter school options as well.

After months of negotiations and heated debate, new rules are coming for California’s sector of publicly-funded, independently-operated charter schools. All charter teachers will be required to hold a state teaching credential, and local school boards have broader discretion in approving or denying charters, though charters can still appeal to counties and the state.

Charter schools also will be required to follow the same open-meeting laws as school districts under a proposal that was among the first bills Newsom signed as governor. And a loophole will close that had allowed so-called “far-flung charters” to operate far from the often-tiny school districts that had authorized — and were being paid to oversee — them.

Additionally, the California Department of Education is now required to create resources that schools could use to train credentialed teachers and staff on how to support LGBTQ students.

Teachers would not be required to undergo specific training under one of the law’s amendments, but the text AB 493 nonetheless would “encourage” schools to use these resources to train teachers every two years.

Supporters of the law, who include State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, have said it is significant because LGBTQ students experience higher rates of bullying, harassment and discipline that can lead to negative academic outcomes. Though AB 493 is among several recently passed bills aimed toward improving inclusivity among California’s public schools, a recent report noted that local school districts have been inconsistently implementing these laws.

This is just a selection of the hundreds of new rules going into effect in a few days, which will place more controls on the population while failing to address any of the myriad public health problems, educational system failures, crime, and homelessness that continue to plague California.


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What the absolute fuck is wrong with liberals??

    From birth through young adulthood they’ve never been liked or included with people. With stupid ideas they’ve been ignored or rightfully shunned. This has bred hate which consumes them.
    To make up for having such crappy personalties, ignorant ideas and extremely poor bodily health habits they have solidified into a group of miserable retards, misfits and losers.
    Unfortunately they are now running for office and there are more of theese lunatic losers than there are normal people. Everyone has learned that being “special” comes with perks.
    If normal America ever changes their minds about voting for the losers maybe they’ll crawl back into the slimey ooze from where they slithered.

    gibbie in reply to mailman. | December 29, 2019 at 9:07 am

    They worship a false god.

I’m afraid that when I went to school, ‘Willful defiance’ was grounds for a parent-teacher conference, after which I held just as much defiance, but gained the wisdom not to mouth off to the teachers again. And eventually I was able to sit down.

Parents pass their authority over their children to the school system, and thereby to the teachers. With the modern idea being much less authority in that regard, and in fact having children pushing that limit every day until it turns upside-down, I’m not really surprised how things are going all Lord of the Flies.

Hoo boy!

Tell teens that there are no consequences for their dopey actions. Sit back and watch the fun.

Then stand by for the teacher exodus.

It’s almost like a chemistry experiment when you know what the result will be. The

    I wouldn’t count on there being much of an exodus of teachers from the People’s Democratic Republic of California. More than a few approve of this kind of junk. Also, any negative consequences would be blamed on (pick one or more of the following) inadequate funding, homophobia, global warmi-, er, climate change, Trump, white nationalism, slavery, the OK hand symbol, the NRA.

    I wonder how many Republicans and independents in the PDRC foolishly voted for the Democrats in prior elections “in order to teach the Far Right a lesson”. Do they like the lesson THEY are being taught? And how will they get rid of those who are Venezuela-izing the Golden State now that ballot harvesting, the jungle primary, and illegal aliens voting are putting the communists beyond the reach of voters?

    Sonnys Mom in reply to NavyMustang. | December 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Sorry, NM, I was trying to UP-vote your great comment.

    “Then stand by for the teacher exodus.”

    That is correct. What’s left are called teachers but in reality are just communist indoctrination guides.

“When you raise kids as angels who can do no wrong they will grow up to be demons as adults.”

That’s paraphrasing a saying I once saw and now can’t find to quote accurately. Thanks Google!

But it’s true. Just look at the younger generations. Not all of them of course but a large size chunk of them simply are unable to deal with adulthood because as kids they were coddled through life. They could do no wrong. It was always someone else at fault when something by the kid was done that was wrong. And as adults they have trouble dealing with the world around them.

That’s what California is doing to the kids in the school system. By taking away all the “sticks” and leaving nothing but carrots those kids will grow up without the ability to be proper functioning adults.

There might be a way around this stupid law. Instead of suspending kids the could send them to a special class or school where they sit in class and stare at the walls for a few days/weeks/months until their sentence is over.

What I find is amazing is that anyone could think that minorities are suspended more Oren because of racism. If you went to school with members of the Ghetto Gangster culture you would realize that’s a lie.

    Observer in reply to ConradCA. | December 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Supporters say suspensions for willful defiance are disproportionately used against students of color.

    There is a good reason for that: “students of color” disproportionately commit the kinds of offenses that lead to suspensions. These students were not being suspended because of their skin color, they were being suspended because they act out in school, often violently, far more often than white and Asian students. Suspending these students for their bad behavior was not racist, but refusing to suspend them because of their skin color certainly is.

Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym. (Woody Allen.) Those who can’t teach gym, become leftist useful idiots.

The key of the left in taking over America (and looting it: how else do useful idiots make money?) is to dumb our kids down, appeal to their narcissistic selfishness, and entitle them to act like entitled, angry children or like entitled angry street thugs. They’ve been doing a great job, while us collective group of fools have electing boehner, mccain, romney and the rest of the GOPe rats on their payroll or on the government dole in one way or another. (boehner needs no explanation, nor does the very sick (and fortunately dead) mccain; as we will see, romney is getting his cut of the ukraine graft) to protect our country from within.

Now, it’s gone so far as to pass laws allowing entitled angry narcissists to cut school with impunity and to be violent against teachers and fellow students.

What we have here are factories for Mao’s Red Guard, American style.

The left has also undertaken a massive campaign of Jew hatred, managing to get open Jew haters omar and tlaib elected (how many in congress are keeping their hatred quiet?).

So now, we have an epidemic of black violence against religious Jews in NYC.

Hillary clinton’s massive screw-up (is there any other kind with her) in losing the election has slowed things down a bit, but otherwise, the left is right on schedule in creating a generation of monsters, insensitive to the genocide the left is plannning. (They always do.)

Guess who they’re planning on killing? YOU!

Get your kids out of public school. Don’t pay for them to go to a college that will indoctrinate them instead of educating them.

The fact is, we’ve lost the country. It’s only a matter of time till it splits up. God help the conservative fools who stay in the likes of California if California becomes a separate nation.

I’m looking forward to wildfire season and choking down oak and pine smoke-ash. I’m a long established connoisseur of “post wildfire particulates.” The deuce you say? No, it’s true! My preference runs to the distinctively dry incense character of north coast red cedar to the too-sweet-turpentine smoke scent of yellow pine grown on the western slope Plumas national forest. I call it Trinity Kush. Yeah.

I definitively dislike the harsh front-end scent of Cascade-Lassen manzanita – the mutton of wildfire smoke. Though the kids do love it. So gauche!

And please, lets not forget the specialty blends like valley oak and pepper-scented Eucalyptus infused with aerosolized poison oak oils. Très magnifique! It’s the IPA of wildfire smoke… and a favorite of SFBA wokesters.

post-wildfire harvested manzanita:

Any conservative not actively looking for an exit strategy deserves what else the lunatics decide to impose on them.
Move to Arizona or maybe to Oregon en masse and change the states politics.

Give it a few years and California will have a tremendous teacher shortage.

    I think quite the opposite: given the corruption of the CA government by the left, teaching standards (just like CA’s recent loosening of lawyer standards) will be bottom rung, and any dumbass willing to perpetuate propaganda will be hired as a teacher, and make more money than they ever could doing anything else.

    This is really the beginning of the end: our nation will never stay 50 states (57, if you’re obama).

      “…and any dumbass willing to perpetuate propaganda will be hired as a teacher”

      Already true. Some exceptions of course. There are teachers that stay and try to educate their students. There comes a point where they just leave.

Lol teachers will be bludgeoned, and Callie teachers are some of the most left winged in the nation

Just deserts

” . . . suspensions for willful defiance are disproportionately used against students of color”

“Students of color are disproportionately responsible for willful defiance.”


Does this mean they’re going to bring back “detention”? LOL

This is an inevitable consequence of the government monopoly bureaucratic public school system. Given this “one best system”, if a child is expelled there is no place for him to go. Legislators and school administrators are properly reluctant to completely eliminate a child’s educational opportunities. See “Politics, Markets, and America’s Schools” by Chubb and Moe.

But this is really a good thing because it will force at least some parents to realize where our broken-as-designed school system is taking us. Perhaps they will reconsider their allegiance to the party of teacher’s unions and government worshipping leftists. Perhaps they will reconsider their priorities and homeschool or private school their children. Perhaps they will notice that parents with enough money (e.g. the legislators who are responsible for this mess) avoid being affected by this because they can afford to live in less chaotic school districts or to send their children to private schools.

Subotai Bahadur | December 29, 2019 at 10:25 pm

1) It makes sense for employers who are not based in the People’s Democrat Republic of Alta California to absolutely refuse to hire anyone with a California High School Diploma granted after say 2000.

2) It also makes sense for schools and school districts who are not based in the People’s Democrat Republic of Alta California to not hire any teachers who have worked there after the year 2000 or whose teaching degree comes from California since then.

3) Washington and Oregon could rationally be included in those restrictions.

Subotai Bahadur