Saturday, April 03, 2010

Two Extreme Situations in the Classroom

Perhaps one of the reasons our children are so confused is because we are confused. New York City's Department of Education had one 12-year old girl arrested for doodling on her desk. but five teachers - teachers who let the students under their supervision taunt, harass, stalk and threaten to harm one of their peers to the point at which she then committed suicide - may face "disciplinary procedures" but no prosecution.

Do the school administrators and teachers know anything about proportionate disciplinary procedures? or that, and this is only a suggestion, "the punishment should fit the crime?"

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