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house Bill H.R. 2574

Should Families Be Able to Sue Federally-Funded Schools For Policies That Have a Disparate Impact on Students of Color?

Argument in favor

Schools across the country are becoming less diverse, and this bill would reverse that trend by allowing students and families of color to sue schools and educational programs for policies that have a disparate impact against members of a racial group

Brian's Opinion
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09/16/2020
If schools and governments fail to provide equitable education for all children, then yes, they should be held accountable. I think lawsuits seem appropriate, but really the states should be the ones getting sued. All states should be forced to provide equitable funding and programs to all school-aged children, not just those in higher-income neighborhoods. This seems like a good start, and maybe schools will learn after they've been sued.
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DRothschild's Opinion
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09/16/2020
People who are likeliest to experience discrimination and an unlevel playing field should have some legal recourse. I encourage my legislators to vote yes on this bill.
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Larry's Opinion
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09/16/2020
Let's not limit it to any particular area. Schools should be held accountable to the taxpayers on everything they do.
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Argument opposed

This partisan, ideological bill has no chance of becoming law and would increase educational inequality if it were enacted. The bill would ultimately enrich trial lawyers and other special interests at the expense of students, schools, and taxpayers.

J's Opinion
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09/16/2020
Can all families then sue for the schools disparate impact upon all other races as well as a result of their discriminatory affirmative action policies? If no, then certainly this policy initiative itself has disparate impact. Who comes up with these stupid policy injustices? Those who intend to perpetuate racism and division, not eliminate it. People need to seriously wake up and realize this. If you support this policy initiative, you support racism.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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09/17/2020
This partisan, ideological bill has no chance of becoming law and would increase educational inequality if it were enacted. The bill would ultimately enrich trial lawyers and other special interests at the expense of students, schools, and taxpayers.
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Jason's Opinion
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09/16/2020
Federally funded schools are the most inclusive schools known in this country. You Libtwits are only proving that your SJW politics have nothing to do with truth and justice. For you, it's only about money. The fact that the Black, Hispanic and Asian communities blindly follow the Hateful Racist Demoncrats like rats following the Pied Piper is just sickening. I mean, for Pete's Sake, the Democrats wore Kente Scarves in their "Kneel For Solidarity" photo op. How much more blatant of a statement do you need? Look up the history of the Kente Scarf and who wore it.
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    If schools and governments fail to provide equitable education for all children, then yes, they should be held accountable. I think lawsuits seem appropriate, but really the states should be the ones getting sued. All states should be forced to provide equitable funding and programs to all school-aged children, not just those in higher-income neighborhoods. This seems like a good start, and maybe schools will learn after they've been sued.
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    Can all families then sue for the schools disparate impact upon all other races as well as a result of their discriminatory affirmative action policies? If no, then certainly this policy initiative itself has disparate impact. Who comes up with these stupid policy injustices? Those who intend to perpetuate racism and division, not eliminate it. People need to seriously wake up and realize this. If you support this policy initiative, you support racism.
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    This bill needs more specifics about what constitutes discrimination in the schools that schools can be sued or it will encourage a flood of suits that will overwhelm the courts. For example comparing 2 schools in one district with divergent outcomes because one school is performing differently than another due to less staffing, less computer classes, less enrichment classes, less tutoring, etc. In addition any penalties should be used to change the school and not as a windfall to individuals.
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    People who are likeliest to experience discrimination and an unlevel playing field should have some legal recourse. I encourage my legislators to vote yes on this bill.
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    This partisan, ideological bill has no chance of becoming law and would increase educational inequality if it were enacted. The bill would ultimately enrich trial lawyers and other special interests at the expense of students, schools, and taxpayers.
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    Federally funded schools are the most inclusive schools known in this country. You Libtwits are only proving that your SJW politics have nothing to do with truth and justice. For you, it's only about money. The fact that the Black, Hispanic and Asian communities blindly follow the Hateful Racist Demoncrats like rats following the Pied Piper is just sickening. I mean, for Pete's Sake, the Democrats wore Kente Scarves in their "Kneel For Solidarity" photo op. How much more blatant of a statement do you need? Look up the history of the Kente Scarf and who wore it.
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    Definitely not!
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    Let's not limit it to any particular area. Schools should be held accountable to the taxpayers on everything they do.
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    Justice is colorblind. Anyone should be able to sue any entity for disparate actions and color should NOT be a determining factor.
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    The law is in itself discriminatory since it uses race as the factor of determination. This is not always the case. Why are you a racist?
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    Another reaon to end all Federal Funding to Schools at every level.Free America. Free Parents, and local school boards to teach their own children as they think best.
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    I absolutely do not agree or accept discrimination for any color, gender, race and etc. However, under the current climate approval of this legislation will open a flood gates creating judicial and taxpayer nightmare determining those claims that are legitimate and those that just want to make noise. This is costly and dangerous legislation...and may do more harm than good for the majority of minority students and their families.
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    I think folks have just gone bat s... crazy. Interesting how NOW at election race matters - where the hell have folks been? It's the policies that have created this mess - and teachers can't teach as it is....dealing with discipline.
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    No. Trying too hard
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    That pelosi woman is a terriost
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    As a retired Special Education teacher , I feel very strongly that schools who accept federal monies, need to provide equitable education to all without making people go through hoops. We may need to consider how education is funded in this country to make education between schools can be more equitable. We can not shrink from this task ,no matter how hard.
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    Who other than the vast administrative bureaucracy benefits from the diminishment of education and what will replace it?
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    Disparate impact sure sounds like discrimination. Schools shouldn't be allowed to get away with discrimination.
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    Families should be able to file suit against any schoo, for any reason. It’s not just about color, as we are all made in the image of God, and as noted ,”All men are created equal “.
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    Obviously they should be able to sue.. Especially if the school is federally funded
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