Schools seem to finally be letting go of their zero-tolerance policies and loosening their criteria for restraining children, but the shift is not occurring fast enough. This article outlines the ridiculous ways in which children are still be punished by criminalizing behaviors that occur in schools.
Research has proven over and over that punitive and harsh discipline measures do not work well in correcting student behavior and actually are more damaging to the individual student and overall school climate which effects every student and teacher.
Alternatives discipline measures need to be implemented now.
- Young Leaders Attain Restorative School Discipline Policies (youthleadershipinstitute.wordpress.com)
- LA schools ban suspensions for ‘willful defiance’ (fresnobee.com)
- San Diego won’t overturn ‘twerking’ suspensions (fresnobee.com)