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PUBLISHED: 5:11 PM 25 Apr 2019
UPDATED: 5:12 PM 25 Apr 2019

California Passes ‘Willful Defiance’ Law, Putting Children In Charge

It almost seems implausible that adults could actually support something like this.

Another brilliant idea from democrats whose policies work so well in California.

In California, students may no longer be subject to suspensions for “willful defiance” in the classroom.

It seems almost incomprehensible that a group of supposed adults (the state senate) would willingly promote the idea that students can defy educators, staff members and administrators without repercussion, but it has happened.

CBS Sacramento reported:

The Senate approved SB 419 Monday by a vote of 30-8. It moves to the Assembly next.

A similar bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last legislative session.

Under the new version (Senate Bill 419), students in grades 4-8 wouldn’t be suspended for disrupting school activities or willfully defying school authorities, including teachers and staff.

The bill would also ban schools from suspending students in grades 9-12 for the same thing until January 1, 2025. The law would apply to both public and charter schools.

Existing law already prohibits schools from suspending children in grades K-3 for disrupting or willful defiance. Existing law also prevents schools from recommending the expulsion of students in all grades for disrupting or willful defiance.

Students could still be suspended or expelled for other acts, including threatening violence, bringing a weapon or drugs to school, or damaging school property.

Teachers could also still be allowed to “suspend pupils from class for the day and the following day who disrupt school activities or otherwise willfully defied valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.”

In Governor Brown’s veto message last year, he wrote in part:

“Teachers and principals are on the front lines educating our children and are in the best position to make decisions about order and discipline in the classroom. That’s why I vetoed a similar bill in 2012. In addition, I just approved $15 million in the 2018 Budget Act to help local schools improve their disciplinary practices. Let’s give educators a chance to invest that money wisely before issuing any further directives from the state.”

Yet, this means nothing. Brown’s idea? Give more money.

Basically, lawmakers are claiming ‘racism’ for the amount of suspensions because disproportionately, more African American students are defiant.

Basically, these lawmakers are saying to children, who have NOT developed the mental maturity to make logical decisions, they are in charge.

They don’t have to do what their teachers or principals say.

They don’t have to obey instructions given by adults.

Disruptive kids will now face no suspension for willfully exerting their ‘ideas’ over adults.

Has America gotten to the point where the mentality of children now exists in the chambers of government? Yes. In democrat-run states, that’s exactly what has occurred.

All of the left’s political ideology is based on the mentality of a five-year-old: Do what we say, and if you do, we like you, if not, we hate you and attack.

Now, this group of lawmakers is making it possible for teachers to be continually disrespected and disobeyed in schools.

How long until the California public school system begins to look like the city streets, with drug use, human excrement, and crime?