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October 30, 2002

A Joke, But Just Barely

Not that the UN needs parody, but the Onion this week does a pretty good job, with UN Criticizes U.S. Detention Policy

With one in 25 students currently in detention, on suspension, or otherwise held after school on charges, the U.S. leads the world in disciplinary action against schoolchildren, the U.N. Human Rights Commission reported Monday...The American educational justice system is deeply flawed, perhaps beyond repair," said Roberta Leigh of Amnesty International. "Fifteen percent of U.S. students are African-American, but they make up more than half of all detained students. The U.S. expulsion rate is six times that of Canada and 15 times that of Japan. How can we call ourselves the world's leading democracy in the face of those figures?"

I'm pretty sure the UN is actually planning such a report...