Juvenile Prison Stats Reveal American Attitudes Towards Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — America’s contempt towards kids who do bad things is unique, internationally. There is no alternative universe where bad kids go and get better.  Period.  Such a place does not exist. Mind you, it’s insane to tolerate classroom or school disruptions, never mind criminal activity among children and youth.  A kid wasting aContinue reading “Juvenile Prison Stats Reveal American Attitudes Towards Kids”

Colorado Cuts School Exclusions, Racial Disparities Persist

Published by EducationNews.org — Suspensions are a lazy, useless way to deal with poor social skills. Last year in Colorado, a group called Padres Y Jovenes Unidos (Parents and Youth United) managed to get their Legislature to pass the “Smart School Discipline Law.”  Now schools must, by law, use “restorative justice or other disciplinary policies before resortingContinue reading “Colorado Cuts School Exclusions, Racial Disparities Persist”

‘Tis the Season to Reexamine Kick-Out Culture.

Published by EducationNews.org — We should re-think our culture of removing difficult kids in education settings, as it does a long-term disservice to them and to us. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” says the Statue of Liberty. But don’t bother me with your disruptive, troubled, immature, angry, or generally bad kids.Continue reading “‘Tis the Season to Reexamine Kick-Out Culture.”