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Alto, CA on Tuesday, Persky compared the lenient six-month ruling to the Supreme Court decision that made racial segregation in schools illegal. He addressed the audience, via BuzzFeed:
Persky compared the lenient six-month ruling to the Supreme Court decision that made racial segregation in schools illegal. He addressed the audience, via BuzzFeed:
“Brown vs Board of Education was unpopular in many states. Imagine for a moment if those federal judges had been faced with judicial recall in the face of that unpopularity. We ask judges to follow the rule of law, not the rule of public opinion.”
Persky is currently awaiting a June 5 recall vote in a retaliation effort, led by Stanford Law School Professor Michele Dauber, who believes the judge has held “a long pattern of bias in favor of privileged men.”
She told BuzzFeed the Brown comparison is “absurd,” adding:
“Persky has repeatedly abused his discretion on behalf of abusers. As a result, voters in this county have lost confidence in his ability to be fair...In Brown, the Supreme Court bravely ruled with the powerless against the powerful. In Brock Turner’s case, Persky did the exact opposite.”
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Boadicea
It is not "boys will be boys"!
But I wonder if we dug into the research how many of these cases came from broken homes and either had horrible male models or no male models in their lives?
Anyone reading this article understands that boys and girls are different in many ways. I have been in education for 20 years and I have known from the first day that boys and girls act differently in the learning environment. Most teachers would say the same thing. Although the recognition of gender differences has existed for a long time, pinpointing the exact differences and why there are gender differences is being understood more fully as researchers explore gender learning variations and the reasons behind them.
Gender and education research has begun to show a mismatch between boys’ and girls’ learning brains and how education is being delivered. Educators and education researchers have spent many years researching and working on correcting negative gender biases toward girls. Finding ways to have gender equity for girls in our schools has been an important focus. However, statistics indicate that approximated 70 percent of Ds and Fs and half of As are earned by boys, 66 percent of learning disability diagnoses are dispensed to boys, boys represent 90 percent of discipline referrals, 80 percent of high school dropouts are male, and males make up fewer than 40 percent of college students (Gurian, 2004). This information gives indication that it is important to give more attention to what the boys in schools need as well.