Will the new civil rights policy change cost schools billions?

The new head for the United States Department of Education proposes a civil rights policy change that could cost schools billions. The department has had great success in protecting the rights of individuals as well as schools. Schools can avert these additional cost by applying several proactive strategies before the new civil rights policy change takes place.

According to the article, Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil rights Investigations, the new head of the department proposes several policies that will impact the ways schools do business in the area of civil rights. “According to an internal memo issued by Candice E. Jackson, the acting head of the department’s office for civil rights, requirements that investigators broaden their inquiries to identify systemic issues and whole classes of victims will be scaled back. Also, regional offices will no longer be required to alert department officials in Washington of all highly sensitive complaints on issues such as the disproportionate disciplining of minority students and the mishandling of sexual assaults on college campuses.” This new civil rights policy change will prove devastating for school districts for several reasons.

The first implication is that instead of responding to systemic challenges, students will have an opportunity to file a complaint on an individual basis. If a school has violated the civil rights of 50 individual students they could have to entertain 50 different cases instead of one individual case for a systemic challenge.

Ivancie Law Practice reports that:

A)    In the case of a respondent who has more than 14 and fewer than 101 employees in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, $50,000;

B)    In the case of a respondent who has more than 100 and fewer than 201 employees in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, $100,000; and

C)    In the case of a respondent who has more than 200 and fewer than 501 employees in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, $200,000; and

D)    In the case of a respondent who has more than 500 employees in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, $300,000.

The new civil rights policy change damages can range from $50,000 to $300,000 dependent on the number of employees in the school or school district. In this example for 50 different incidents the range is $2,500,000 to 15,000,000. According to the 2002 census there are 13,506 school districts. With each school district settling with at least 50 students the cost to the schools for this civil rights policy change can range from $33,766,000,000 to $202,590,000,000.

The old civil rights policy where complainants had an opportunity to utilize the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights was a benefit for many schools. It first provided the opportunity to settle disputes at the lowest level possible. Secondly, it provided an opportunity to weed out frivolous cases. Finally, it provided the federal government the opportunity to remain at the forefront of ensuring the civil rights of all individuals.

Schools can use the following cost effective alternatives to ensure that the new civil rights policy change is not detrimental to school finances.

1)      Use the Raccelerate Formula– The Raccelerate Formula helps schools to avoid the atrocities associated with civil rights complaints by staying under the racism radar. Teachers can use the Raccelerate Formula to monitor their progress and therefore avoid damaging the good reputation of the school.

2)       Use the Raccelerate Formula App – The Raccelerate Formula App is flexible and provides stress free monitoring.  The app helps the user to see how students, schools and classrooms fare on avoiding racism without leaving the comfort of their home or classroom.

3)      Conduct a Cultural Risk Audit – Schools can further protect their image, staff, and students by having an independent audit for purpose of evaluating racism within the schools. Instead of a Cultural Risk Audit, many schools choose to entertain a cultural survey. This survey will not protect the school district.   

Schools can further avoid the atrocities associated with the new civil rights policy change by Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships.

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All the best,

Dr. Derrick L. Campbell, Ed.D.
PO Box 4707 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Author of Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships and Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships: Methodology

The Raccelerate Phenomenon

Treasures of Hidden Racism in Education


“Dr. Campbell did his part and now all we have to do is run with it.”
~ Tom Coleman ~
Woodstown-Pilesgrove Public Schools Superintendent of Schools


“The model that you use to analyze teacher-student relationships is a good one for most school districts”.

~ Joe Vas ~ Perth Amboy Mayor

“Dr. Campbell’s Cultural Relationship Training Program is comprehensive, informative, and should be required training for all schools”

~ Darrell Pope ~ Hutchinson Kansas NAACP President











About Classroom Racism Exterminator

Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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