You don't get angels by turning a blind eye to misconduct. The old policy hasn't done anything good, and President Trump is considering sending it to the trash heap where it belongs:
The Trump administration plans this summer to scrap a controversial Obama-era discipline rule forced on schools to close racial gaps in suspensions and arrests but that critics say pressures educators to turn a blind eye to escalating bad behavior.
The federal directive, issued jointly in 2014 by the US departments of Education and Justice, warned public school districts receiving federal funding — including New York City — that they could face investigation and funding cuts if they fail to reduce statistical “disparities” in discipline by race. On average, the administration noted, black students are suspended at three times the rate of their white peers.
The directive also discourages student arrests and holds districts liable for the actions of “school resource officers … or other law enforcement personnel"...
“The scope of it is breathtaking,” said Max Eden, an education policy expert and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
He says surveys show schools serving predominantly minority students have been hit hardest by the resulting breakdown in discipline, with violence and chaos mushrooming out of control in urban districts.
After Mayor de Blasio adopted the more lenient school-discipline standards in early 2015, including the recommended “restorative justice” counseling, “more schools saw fighting, disrespect, drugs, gang activity,” Eden said...
While NYC school suspensions are down, crime has spiked in the city’s public schools, including major crimes such as robbery and arson, new NYPD data show. The current academic year has seen the first school murder in more than 20 years — a stabbing at a Bronx high school — and the first time a gun was fired inside a school in more than 15 years.
The linked article discusses schools in New York City, Baltimore, Syracuse, Philadelphia, and Buffalo. Minnesota is another sad example.
Are minorities suspended at higher rates than whites because of racism? Do minorities commit proportionally more offenses? I don't know. But what I do know is that failing to punish offenders doesn't do anyone any favors. It certainly doesn't promote an environment conducive to good education.