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director of partnerships at the council ishe my privilege to introduce today's lecture people and policies and that endanger americans students. as a reminder to those of you in the audience we will be taking questions and we will let you know when we are opening it up and it will also be archived in the series.
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it's the almost unbelievable true story of how the corruption goecaused by the policies andd willful blindness made the most avoidable school shooting in history somehow inevitable. broward county florida was ground zero for a new approach to school discipline prompted by radical leftist organizations and enforced by an obama department of education letter. these groups peddled a false school to present narrative blaming teachers and principals were systematically racist and could not be trusted to enforce rules with consequences. as a consequence, if enabled the criminals to maintain a clean background check and purchase a
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firearm used to murder 17 people at the high school on february 14, 2018. the obama administration forced the policy into hundreds of schools serving millions of students by way of a letter that threatened the loss of federal aidd to schools were found racially disparate in their race. maxine is the co-author of the book and senior fellow for education at the new york city-based manhattanca institute and a former program manager of the education policy studies department at the american enterprise institute and has a ba from yale university. andrew is an unlikely political act us, entrepreneur and businessman with experience in real estate but everything changed when his daughter was murdered by nicholas cruise on february 14 last year. he now dedicates his life to
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making schools safe again. he founded a nonprofit, americans ar where children's ls since safety or class geared towards ensuring that families of victims get answers and justice. to begin, ladies and gentlemen, andy polak. [applause] >> i would like toan thank everybody for coming and i'm going to told you a little bit about my story which is rough for me to do that i'm going to do it for you. i was never into politics before this happened. the first time i voted was in 2016. all i wanted to know is why my daughter was murdered at school. i moved from long island to an upper-middle-class neighborhood
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in broward and ipod like every other parent the school is safe and i didn't really look into what was going on to th the schs which is something i live with to this day not knowing what was going on at the schools. february 14 was valentine's day and i was with my wife on a picnic and that's when i got the call from w my son. i said i wasn't going to do this speech ever again. it kills me. he says there was a shooting at the school and i didn't think anything of it i just thought an incident something happened with a policthe police officer or the accidental misfire but as the day started progressing it started getting worse and the calls kept coming and thenn they
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couldn't -- we couldn't find her all day long so we went from hospital, my wife worked at the hospital so i had her going from room to room in the hospital looking for my daughter and we couldn't find her that they. she wasn't in the operating room. we gave up ou our search is the second 4:00 in the afternoon and that is when we regrouped at home and i know personally when we couldn't reach her by 6:00 but my daughter was murdered. i tell everybody i use the word murdered because that is what she was. a lot of people told me she passed, she died, i don't like it sugarcoated. she was murdered at that school. in the next couple of days the media jumped on this event and
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even the superintendent was blaming the nra, blaming guns. the sheriff blaming guns. i wanted to let you why the sheriff, when talking about the restorative justice programs of leniency, notut reporting crime, the sheriffs are elected sharess and it benefits him to join peace type of policies because his crime statistics look better when he runs the commercial for sheriff when he says he reduced crime by 30% but in actuality they are just not arresting. through our investigation the sheriff's department was at this murderer's house 40 times without an arrest. the sheriff makes a point to say he judged his success rate by
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the kids he kept out of jail. if he would have been arrested once, when they tipped off the fbi it would have came up but he was a problem kid but he had no background so as time started going on, i needed to honor my daughter and i wanted to find out everything that went wrong and believe me, it's in this book. it took a book, not an article, but a book to show the magnitude of failures and i owed it to my daughter to honor her.
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my daughter would want me to hold every single one accountable and that's what i'm doing, i'm wrecking everybody that got their hand in this and it's been a long path a lot of people don't know about. we had to get a governor elected from florida. ron ran on accountability and stick tond his promise. i knew he was going to and i put my heart and soul into his campaign and what did he do the first week in office when he removed piece of garbage sheriff. you don't know this but i know about it because i lifted and my daughter is dead because of it, he changed the policy for active shooters to his deputies may go in the buildings. they used to say they shall go
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into the building. he changed it the protocol it said that they may go in. so if i deputies show up and none of them go into the building. you could hear the shots going off on their body cameras. one is taking his time on hisis body camera, walks to the back of the car to the vest on while my daughter is getting murdered and kids are getting shot and he is putting a vest on and doesn't go in the building. another deputy hides behinds a wall, doesn't go in. he was 9 feet from the door to open the door where the killer was and doesn't go into the building and let everybody die. so many failures happened.
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so, braun removed the sheriffan and that was very important to me. next thingor he does for accountability is open to the grand jury investigation into the school board because they are so unethical to people i'm damaged from living in broward and i hate to characterize democrats but i don'tar care anymore they hurt me more than anything imaginable. when you hear them talking about the president day in and day out, that's nothing compared to what they did to me and my family. none of them accept accountability. the sheriff removed is running again in 2020 and businesses are opening fund raisers to this sheriff. that's the type of people how unethical they are. the superintendent, families
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went to the school board meeting and wanted accountability they asked the superintendent about these restorative justice policies that he brought and what did he say to the families he called it reprehensible that they would question him and they were called racist for wanting accountability for their dead children. this is what the superintendent and the community did. i canan tell you i did everythig possible to try to fix broward county and it just isn't repairable. i ran a school board race to fix the schools and coffee at every single early voting is the teachers union.
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teachers. i wanted to make it safer. we wanted to school districts safer. what's ironic is because of these programs to restorative justice programs in broward that teachers are getting assaulted and we need to have a change
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[inaudible] i keep categorizing democrats because at the end of the day they were all democrats at the end and i had to deal with them. it's the president now of the teachers union at th and a schol board meeting complaining for teachers are getting beat up. that week they have a fund
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raiser interview do you think is supportingng the sheriff, the broward teachers union this is just what is going on with the teachers and it's really the public school systems. california passed a bill if anyone is following education. they signed into law but it's illegal to suspend a disruptive student. i don't even know how it could make sense even if you are a democrat it can't make sense to put your kid in a school where they can say whatever they want and act whatever they way they want. and the same policies that led to my daughter getting murdered
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and they are still in broward and in the school district they still have these policies, so when my daughter -- they were misdemeanors. you don't know these things. i didn't know them but i'm living with this now. they were actually, i don't know the legal amount. i forget but let's just call it an alan's you would have 30 bags of weed in the school and you are distributing and it's less than that felony amount they don't consider itss a crime. it would be for one of those healing circles where they put it on the teacher. let's put them in a circle
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trying to put a video on for them and that's going to cure it. they make the police out to be the enemy. i knew it was attacked because they have a special. they won't let him arrest the kids and put them in the healing circle be talked about. so, what bothered me this week this book is the truth what is in the book regardless of the media, everyone knows the people that caugh got the attention and proclaimed the people that wantedtt to say it was about a
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skinnthesecould be done, it wase nra. if it was that i would be appear telling you that but like i said i was going to find out everything about why my daughter got killed and it was all of these leniency programs. like they have to frisk him before school because he was so dangerous. he threatened shoot the school up, threatened students lives and was never arrested. at one point his mental health workers wrote a letter to his psychiatrist that they were worried. they couldn't find a hatchet was missing from their garage and they didn't know what they should do with them. the same mental health counselors that were overseeing him eight months later recommended him to be mainstreamed into the school
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district with my daughter. from middle school he was infatuated with guns. in the book you can read the records we got. he said he wanted to kill. they had to tie his task down in middle school and at the end of the day when they mainstreamed him back into high school the first class they put him in his jr otc where they taught him how to shoot and gave him a rifle. when this first happened i wanted to be a lost parent but said they lost i a child in a school that i saw but i couldn't achieve that. that was out of my hands. we have santa fe, charlotte, colorado. kids were being killed so i couldn't be the last parent but now i could honestly say i want
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to be the last parent who said they didn't know what was going on in the schools and that's why it's important for me to get this message out. i don't want to hear from a parent i don't believe my kid is thbelieved, got their arm broke, they are selling drugs in school, iie can't believe i kid has to sit there and twiddle his thumbs while the teacher deals with another kidre for 20 minut. all of these are going on and it's no excuse for parents to take it. politicians can only do so much. the president's administration did so much for me and schools across america but it doesn't matter what the president does he doesn't get any credit. he had the federal school commission increase in did the obama era policies which meant a lot to me. they put ten months of research into it. howard county where my daughter was murdered its greatest thing
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since cut bread. other school districts are still going to deal with it so politiciansli can only do so muh and it's on the parent is now. you take your kid to the school bus, you put them in that benvironment you can't look for politicians to help you they cannot do it at a local level when it comes to school districts the only people that can do anything now for the public school system is parents and or else it is doomed. it's just going to, the more segregation, people will send their kids to private school, charter schools are booming you can't get into a charter school so we just have to -- it's on the parents and grand parents and i hope everyone would read
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my book, bring it to school, give it to the teacher, a principal and use it as a manual. it is a manual to see what happened if they are interested. all week long i tried to get on the mainstream media channels to show them the truth and i guess they are not interested. i guess it isn't important for the liberal viewers to put their kids in a safe environment and know what's going on. i tried. cnn canceled on me, msnbc i never heard back, abc i shot a video for and i'm still waiting i think they wasted my time. cbs i did a video and it wasn't important enough, children's safety to be on one of their shows, they put me on a digital
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and accused mike left and questioned another foster that -- lost another father. rethey should be embarrassed of themselves not wanting the truth to get out. it's only parents that walks could go watch fox that want the truth. they welcomed me on every single show and they did everything they could to get their listeners to know the a truth ad max is an educational policy guy, i didn't know anything about this stuff but i felt the need to educate parents and get the word out. thank you for coming we will answer some questions. thank you. [applause]
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thank you all for coming. it's been a somewhat mixed things seeing the receptions of the book thus far. it was somewhat of a phenomenon that led to me going down to parkland, get involved joining the mission to find out why his daughter was murdered and make something good come out of it because a day or two days later to groups of students camela forward and pointed their finger at the nra and republicans had called for background checks and another group said we all knew he was going to do this. he threatened to kill us, he threatened to rape us, to shoot up the school. we knew it was him before it was done. they sen send messages back and forth while it was happening, is
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if this kid. they didn't get very much attention they were featured for a couple of days theneray went . in dc as a senior fellow at the institute i looked at this and i thought these kids are saying he committed felonies in the school and he wasn't arrested and broward county became nationally famous for its policy to decrease arrests in fact it became the model for the nation to fix the school to prison onpeline by lowering suspensions and expulsions. maybe these policies have something to do with how to reconcile these facts. i have a little article posing the question and it immediately became polarized. some conservative media took it as an answer. it was more of a question than an answer of the liberal media mainstream media have decided it
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was a conservative thing so i didn't need to be investigated. they responded by saying this is fake news. they know the last three words are there for a reason mainstream reporting and were quite content to those that were bashing the nra.
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came down to parkland i wanted to talk with some teachers, students she found out he was in town and he texted me. the state with subpoen stage wir haven't received the disciplinary records i start
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finding out so much that it's mind boggling and staggering. everything going wrong in american education colluded to let this happen. it explains the shooter's life.
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he had to fight for every detail about his daughter's murder in order to figure out why his story was the way it was to make something good come out of it. and from th a policy perspective there are these joint forces. one is this pressure to educate and to be inclusive. it's quite another thing when the disability that he is emotionally and behaviorally disturbed which is to say that he is a crazy kid. you look at his records he was kicked out of the kindergarten, he could never last more than a few months in elementary school and a normal classroom. they tried to put him with tutors because in high school
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you only have two choices in the system, a normal school or super max facility. there are detailed records. he talks about them every day he's in the class he's talking about guns and pulling the fire alarm, throwing his desk by jumping out from behind kids. he required a security escort to walk from one class to another and required his mother to accompany them. teachers tried to bar their door against him and when i spoke to one staff member when they heard of the shooting and that it was him they didn't believe it, not because they didn't think that he could do that they didn't
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understand how he was ever sent to that high school. every single adult and kids in the school knew that it needed to be done because in order to respect the rights of a student with disabilities, you have to go through this profound checklist process that defies the judgment and makes everybody suffers so they sent him to a specialist school so they sent a letter to the private psychiatrist at the end of the first school year and from october to may he's getting better as we would hope the kid like him would do better when he is in a 2-1 student to adult
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class. he was exactly where he needed to be and he was making progress and because he was making progress, they decided to send him to traditional school and she's always talking about the military, let's put him in jr otc so they decided to mainstream for two classes one semester. part of it has been under deposition they didn't read his records. they didn't know who was coming into their school and one individual tried to wave their arms saying this kid shouldn't come here and she was overruled. in high school the record we found in middle school doesn't exist. we hear the same things we heard about in middle school that there is no documentary evidence of it because by this point in time the leniency pressured and
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he is talking about that sent him to the howard county school district so we hear this every day that he comes to school in full piano and has the words i hate the n-word on his backpack, he brings minds to school, colors swastika symbols on the tables from easily disciplined one as a full-time student at first semester in on that day the usual principle was absent. if you were an assistant principal you are judged by how few incidents there are. you have an absolute bureaucratic imperative to not record things and also to not arrest kids. by the time he got into traditional high school, the system was so sick that there was nothing that could catch that pathogen. the count was so low because what andy refers to as a
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politically correct cancer committee',these leniency policd with a disability policy obviously we hold it responsible but the weird thing is you'd understand why he did what he did and if one single individual in the county school district made one single responsible decision about tenet could have been avoided but you can't call what happened a failure because every irresponsible position actually makes rational sense and reason it matters outside of parkland is because i became the model for the nation, broward became the model for the nation. the superintendent came to broward from chicago where he used to do it for arnie duncan and became thbecame the obama sf education. had never been a teacher or principal, an it guy with a business degree leads the sixth largest district in america with
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a 4 billion-dollar budget, courtesy in our opinion largely because his boss was the secretary of education. and arnie duncan was so impressed by what was happening and broward that he thought this is great. we should do this everywhere. they have extension down, suspensions down, all around the country there's higher rates of discipline for african-american students. as progressive bureaucrats this is because there racist and ablest. the suite of leniency policy enshrined them in this letter saying the districts across the country if you have different rates of disciplines we are going to assume you are discriminating. if you treat a student differently is absent students of different groups get disciplined at a different rate
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than we are going to come after you had threatened to take away your federal funding and investigate you until you agree to adopt all of these policies so from 2014 t 2,014th 19 accoro one national survey and i think it's a modest estimate, american schools to this restorative justice stuff. i think that is on the lower side of it. and so, the reason why this matters is that the tagline of the book sounds at this crazy fear mongering but it's true the parkland school shooting was the most avoidable in history and the policies that made it inevitable are everywhere. does it increase the likelihood of the mass shootings in and outside of the school, yes. look at dayton, he had detailed
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list, never got arrested. we have a deep problem with disaffected angry young men need to be tagged and that they deserve to be in that so-called school to prison pipeline who should fail a background check because they are a psychotic selling but if we don't put juveniles get did background chs aif the policy to reward the administrators for not taking action increases the olds of this happening and also destroys the environment for schools. the literature is unambiguous everywhere it's been studied there is significant harm. teachers have been pulled locally and said this does not work. a national poll came out 70% of teachers said they got the rates down by underreporting or 70% by high tolerance and by
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underreporting. everywhere i've looked at student surveys there's a higher percentage say i don't feel safe or respected and the policies are spreading everywhere because they make the bureaucrats feel good and it's framed in terms of racial justice which is to go deter them in the pioneered the politically correct cancer that has infected our schools and parents have climited control as it is set o plabyoutside activist groups toh the agenda and bureaucrats get rewarded for not doing their jobs and parents don't really know. they don't think to themselves this is because of a national policy or local policy. they just think that stuff is happening to my kid at school and our hope is that it wakes
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parents up and the only thing that can actually change this is parents taking action at the local level, talking to her teacher, school resource officer asking about what is going on. as the stuff that we described happening in your kid's high school or middle school and if it is coming to take action. your teacher isn't going to take action, she's scared of retaliation. it has to be on the parent and the failed at broward to do that kind is irredeemable and portable but hopefully this book will inform parents to take action to make their kids safe. it's very much analogous to the common core. the obama administration spread without the knowledge or teachers can send and one day parents are to wake up, somebody
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explains it and it's not quite overturned but somewhat naturalizing our hope is that when parents read this book they will know what to look for. that's how we got this place and as andy said, unfortunately it's still only one side of the political spectrum but seems to have any interest in the facts. parkland was the biggest story of 2018, but to them it was a couple teenagers yelling at republicans. it was and why thes wasn't why t murdered and what you need to do and some people recognize they got the pulitzer prize for exposing a fraction of what we have in this book but i can tell you for a fact educational reporters come the mainstream,
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producers of shows seem to regard the judgment of the committee inhe far lower than which talking points they stick to and that are convenient and become inconvenient for what you've heard. the last thing that i will say, i will get to questions, but this is very much like chernob chernobyl. ...
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>> okay now we will take questions. who are interested policies like this are working in your school for the first time and i feel myself first in education poly i read the disciplinary handbook cover to cover as a direct result of this book. it really is about educating yourself on what is happening in your kids schools before it's toong late.
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it's very easy and you both identified putting the finger lobby as an easy and convenient solution but are there other organizations that are outside of the machinery of the education department that you think were involved in what happened here quick. >> i know there was because on twitter they call me out all the time there is thele aclu and they are horrible group of people. southern poverty law center. and it's pretty sad because we have the facts and the more they push the's policies the more they will ruin public education and the more
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segregation there will be in this country because it is happening. i met with the department of education this week.d they see the pattern of charter schools. they see the pattern of private schools and from schools. if parents don't do something now then public education will keep goinghen pu down. like i tell parents don't do what i did thinking your kid will be safe it's up to you to put them in the right environment. >> i will add onto that a little bit but the argument made about the nra would be true if there is any relevant policy point like the lobby but if they push that we would tell you that but what is not true with the nra there is
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southern poverty law center these litigation and press releases and allies in the media to operate by telling school districts you will adopt our policies or we will sue you or bill you as our racist. matters absolutelyhe not what it does to the students or black students. we know what they do to black students. they hurtit them. but this is how the southern poverty law center makes money and this is what they do to the bureaucracy of education the pattern and the pathology starts there and infects education bureaucrats. i will spell this out a little more. there were meetings at marjorie stoneman douglas high school closed door meetings the superintendent only nature one school board member was allowed to speakow because if too spoke it would have to be public record and minutes would have to be taken. >> they call that the sunshine
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law. so parents are not happy with the school district for all sorts of reasons. a couple weeks later the superintendent holds another public meeting at a neighboring high school and has is the deputy e-mail activist group say we have a series of closed-dooror meetings we haven't heard rhetoric this vile since desegregation was enforced please come to the school district to support your children. so we have reached a point in public education where your kid can get murdered in school , and if you ask why or try to hold people accountable you are call thehe racist? and nobody will really care. and to my mind that goes back to the southern poverty law center in the politically correct cancer they have infected the school system with.
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>> i am so so sorry for your loss. thank you for sharing your story l today. i am a former juvenile prosecutor from new york and i don't knowos how this happens in other places that they are not doing the bad kid a favor either because at least in new york the juvenile system is designed to rehabilitate them and give them therapy to help them getet better. anywhere i wanted to make that point. and they get a lot of chances as a juvenile with expunged or sealed records at the end so what would you suggest for parents? would you suggest they send to private or religious school and can ism one - - assume those same crazy policies don't apply toiv private school quick. >> i don't hear school
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shootings going on in private schools. they don't deal with these emotionally disturbed children. they don't have to deal with these policies. i made a mistake and i have to live with it. i she would be alive. i'm just telling you. if i read this book two years. ago my daughter would be alive. i didn't touch on another person that is on my target list. and the district attorney a in florida in broward who is actually trying a murder case against the murderer. his name is mike sass he has been there 30 or 40 years he is trying the case but when i started to do my research into thesetr policies, his signature is on the restorative justice document. so i do the righteous thing
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and i set up a meeting with the district attorney and i want to know the facts so i set up a meeting with myself and my attorney and some other parents to give him a chance to accept accountability to have a role in my daughter getting murdered. what he told us was so despicable that and i will tell you, my lawyer was with me and he said he has never heard of public officials say somethingff like this. for all the years he knew they had this restorative justice a program, he knew the school district was obstructing jstice and he didn't want to be the one to end it because he was scared they would call him a racist. that's what he told the parents who had kids murdered at that school. so in mys eyes, he is part of
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the problem in broward. and of course the party he happens to belong to is the democratic party, and i will hold him accountable so i am for the death penalty but i cannot let someone do that to my daughter and not be held accountable or accept responsibility. that's what's going on in broward. the da signed off because he is an elected official and he was worried they would call him a racist but it was okay for the school to obstruct justice. he knew how bad the policies word what it was doing to these children to not set them up for success but parents don't get into the political stuff. you are responsible for your kid. i don't want to hear from any parent. my daughter was murdered.
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i'm not the average parent. and average parent to look into it and then make the right decision for your child d d that is what i would tell every parent do what you have to do i don't care what you have to do to afford it. or move. those are your options. >> thank you for being here and your frankness i feel that no words are appropriate except we do grieve with you and it hurts to hear your story. we appreciate what you are doin doing. my question centers on the difficulties that you have and the us versus them between parents and bureaucrats and school officials. do you have practical advice
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on how to get results? and your disappointed on broward and other places but 90 percent of all kids go to public school. do you have advice for parents or other people that want to try to make changes to school boards or other areas of public education? once they start to ask questions you don't always get honest answers so how can people be more effective to advocate quick. >> when i got into this it was nothing about politics. the message was i want to make the school safer. i want the schools to have more security. i wanted teacher safer and students safer i was label the republican conservative. do you know what i mean? i'm okay withdo that. label me that. i don't want to debate but when they check out the world
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trade center there was no debates of guns at the airports. so i took the common sense approach i don't want any bureaucrat. what can we do to make the school safer? and i was labeled. i will own up to it and i am a proud republican conservative. after dealing with the people i dealt with i am proud to be a republican because i don't have patience to deal with those type of people. but parents i did everything humanly possible to fix broward county and i could not get it done. so i will answer you like an average parent? i don't know. they could try. they could read my book and see what happens talk to the resource officers in the teachers but most teachers are spineless. they get no money.
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they don't speak up for themselves this is why we ran the school board race for better pay to get rid of these policies so you can have a better work atmosphere. i saw four teachers out of 2000 trying to help us. the parents look into it then you have options. but like you said 90 percent? then 90 percent have to look changes.nd make they all have to get together and make a difference, strength in numbers or charter school or home school or roll the dice. roll the dice everyday? then you roll the dice. >> i will say one more thing that schools are only this way because parents let them be this way in the only people education bureaucrat school board members hear from our organizations like the
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southern poverty law center or the aclu. so how could you not? at the school board meeting where the group of parents of students came to ask questions about these policies the superintendent looks at them and friends and children were killed and said i find it ironic that folks are coming to lecture us on the discipline piece when just the other day the aclu says i'm not goingin hard enough that's a very close paraphrase of not word for word. if those are the only people you hear from than those are the ones that you listen to. we just have to hope most school board members and superintendents that as morally and mentally challenged as those inll broward as parents come to the school board to say this is unacceptable ourooar kids are in danger and the teachers are scared.
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if you just want to help run them well but if they only do what they are too a told them they will take action based on that. >> and school board members are elected. parents can join together and make a difference. broward is another animal itself but there are communities where parents can get together and people will make a change within the school board. there are counties in florida. i have friends running and they made the changes. the schools don't participate in these programs. they are aware of it they don't put the ideology ahead of a child's education. and there are districts so parents have options to move if you can. that would counties like this the options are limited. >> reporter with cronkite news.
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first, my deepest condolences to your family. i was curious as to your thoughts. in arizona the new superintendent says we need more mental health counselors than security officers. what do you think about that? >> when it comes to security it is multi tiered. in florida we put in a bill for more mental health care. that with mental health when they group kids emotionally disturbed and label them special needs, i don't think any mental health counselor will help a kid like that. he should be put in a different school because you are subjecting all the kids that want to learn to that disruptiveer person. and now i will hit the democrats again but so with background checks day in and
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day out you cannot put the tv on without them talking about background checks but if somebody is mentally illta and violent they need to be committed so they get a background check. there's not too much to that. right? you want mentally ill people that are dangerous off the street? then at least commit them to the full process so it goes on their background background checks are useless if we don't enforce the laws to protect us as citizens. i'm just a father that lost a daughter. i am not a politician but it's easy with mental health and those are disturbed like that are in the public school. so roll the dice parents or stand up and make a difference. >> i am so sorry for your loss
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and i feel especially bad because today in terms of solutions to avoid this i brought up in the year 2000, if you look up my name now most of it is off of google you'd have to have a contact at the nsa or the deep state so to the point i ran for school board montgomery county maryland which has been in the news lately. that usually is whether the justice of the supreme court hor whatever. ran for school board one year after columbine and my platform was three issues waste fraud and abuse even a very rich system that also has some of the best defense
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lawyers in the country. defending the school system and the second issue was the problem of drugs and prescription drugs and overmedicated kids in the schoolid system. and gangs. regardless of immigration status. the third was from columbine everybody was talking about guns that year in 2000 was school safety. i had a plan and some suggestions after i became the first school board candidate in us history to be endorsed by the nra. [laughter] i'm serious it nationalized the race and basically it ruined my career my political career. but here's the point.
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i had kids in the montgomery county school system like a hagood nra member so what i'm saying is do you all have any question or suggestion other than what you already mentioned so in montgomery county school system what they were doing back then and i think it is still the policy of the mainstream mentally ill however defined kids disciplinary problems and they had a stream of lawyers to cover up and you don't see it because they are juveniles with serious assaults or sexual assaults and now of course it's been in the news lately we have pedophiles and one of the richest counties.
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so is there anything else like a red flag law? i agree that the parents here even in the public school system if you cannot afford to leave the public system which wel couldn't go to private schools or get out of town. if you are stuck in a politically correct environmen environment, are there any suggestions you can make to parents other than running for school board or working with local law enforcement or federal law enforcement? >> i would recommend homeschool. that's what i would do. i wouldn't put my kid in the environment like that. you touched on what i learned about mental health and medication. my daughter's murderer was in
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on and amphetamine novartis made it and then they change the labeling now it reads increases homicidal ideation. if kids are violent, i'm not saying every kid the 95 percent of kids that are on it but the violent ones are the mentally disturbed and emotionally disturbed these those that kill animals are punch their mothers teeth out there could be kids on that type of drug that are emotionally disturbed on that type of drug and it took my daughter to be murdered to find thateror out you can fact check that if you want a change the label. that's what's in the publicc schools also.
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it is an ongoing process because of my civil suit. so in the depositions of the people that failed myy daughte daughter, just one by one i get to them. it's hard to arrange with the deposition with 30 attorneys involved. it takes months. we will expose them all. and everyone that is responsibl responsible. >> in your research or the awareness of the school to prison pipeline without racial quota disciplinary concep concept, underlying the assumption that teachers are racist or that the schools themselves have been that they don't operate on a case-by-case basis in terms off
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fairness because you get the disparate numbers. it doesn't seem to me that if the teachers in broward county are probably racist or 97 percent of the school districts in america maybe you'd find they are more liberal or democrats, isn't this a really terrible assumption? do we know anything about that? >> that is almost entirely false. when you start to control for those background variables that affect behavior it shrinks dramatically to single-parent household are twice as likely toa be single-parent household that's
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a lot of it when a student is sent to the principal's office the principal does not treat them differently because we can get that question you cannot observe the behavior directly but you could find ways to get at it and we knowo that there is one study that suggest once you take into account prior student i behavior the entire racial disparities ceases to exist. another study looks at survey data the disability gap ceases to exist in another study that finds there is a slight differential of teacher referrals to the office on the order of an african would - - has all-blacknt teachers instead of white would be one or 2 percent less likely to be sent to the office. so this political correctness
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racism is the explanation for everything. with these progressive ideologue government officials hows, to fix racism it feels great to call somebody else a racist and to be the person that fixes them and unfortunately it is a strong force with the people. maybe we see it a little bit different but it's not a 5050 issue not 97 / three and only that 3 percent think like this so the hope is if we show the other 97 percent what's going on they can hopefully find some way to counteract this.
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>> unfortunately we have to wrap up for the day although this conversation could keep wogoing thank you to our two gas thank you so much we applied you both on writing a brave book and we thank you for your time today as a reminder if you are watching f this we encourage you to go to the archived lecture share this on whatever platform is available to you so the message of this book and the information in it can get out to the largest audience possible and by the book onn. amazon you will find yourself tremendously ivenlightened and then to be consumers of information in your own children school is available on amazon thank you again to andy and matt.
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[applause] [inaudible conversations] >> the book is essentially about horrible horrible online spaces something awful is one and with those message boards where people congregated ten or 15 or 20 years and have only gotten more and more unhappy to the extent where now they are there and they are angry and murderous two of the last shooting like in
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california and also the christ church shooting that came off one of these websites and also they have become fascist so they are deeply disenchanted with their existence that they have decided they want to destroy civilization instead rebuild it as a fascist place.
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>> you have written terribly insightful and even surprising lead and i'm grateful and happy to talk about this book with you so one of the things i really like about the book is usually s t

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