Feds encourage schools to replace zero tolerance with more effective discipline policies

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  • deseretwinter slc, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    This article is bringing to focus the students who are lost along the way to our overpowered good vs. evil classifications. Students are not merely "bad" or "good". They are individuals who need guidance to cope with the future of a diverse and challenging world. The No Child Left Behind thinking....and the new "Core Curriculum" standardization is pretty much the dumbing down of society. Making standardization on eve3rything- including the "spraying of perfume" in class is just another loss to our students learning to read, write, do arithmetic, and function in the overstructed system we are allowing the Core people tto impose upon us.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 15, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    Zero tolerance?

    Where was zero tolerance with:

    * Benghazi
    * Weapons to Mexican cartels
    * Building a huge national debt
    * Lavish expensive IRS conferences
    * Taking, and wasting hundreds of millions tax payer dollars for Solyndra
    * Giving billions of dollars worth of military weapons to Egypt
    * Giving billions of dollars worth of infrastructure to African nations, which benefits will never be seen by its common people.
    * ETC

    My biggest question! Why trust the feds with defining "Zero Tolerance", to our children?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 7:16 p.m.

    Say NO to BO:

    While there may be truth to your posting, zero tolerance policies are still stupid.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 1:10 p.m.

    We are not supposed to notice that this is the SECOND DN article about this study.
    Ed research is always working backwards from the problem - minority drop out rates.
    The premise is that the teachers are never to blame and it is not PC to pick on the students themselves.
    So... "research suggests" that discipline in schools is picking on minority students.
    Having served on a school board in the midwest with 40,000 students it was our responsibility to investigate and vote on every expulsion, suspension or disciplinary complaint. I can tell you that the problem is NOT frivolous discipline. If anything they are winking and nodding a serious violations of the school code.
    This research is self-serving and once again misses the point. The point is that dysfunctional families create problems in society.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 11:59 a.m.

    No tolerance policies are similar to mandatory sentences. Judges and school administrators probably both need some flexibility. Punishment should be appropriate for the offense.