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?"