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School Punishment

Why Suspension Is Not The Answer For Students Acting Out In School

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.19.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

School Apologizes For Replacing Blind Boy's Cane With Pool Noodle

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents

Missouri's North Kansas City School District has apologized after officials there punished a blind student by replacing his cane with a swimming pool ...

Report: State's School Discipline Disproportionately Harsh On Students

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even in...

Teacher Forgot 5-Year-Old Shut Up In Dark Room

Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

An Idaho father is furious after his son's kindergarten teacher locked the 5-year-old boy in a small, dark room and forgot him there for at least an h...

Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major ...

Joy Resmovits

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Outrage Over Teachers Locking Young Children In 'Monster Closet'

Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

A Houston, Texas teacher and teacher's aide have been removed from their classroom for allegedly disciplining their pre-K students by placing them in ...

Appeals Court Upholds Suspension For Boy Over Violent Crayon Drawing

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Acknowledging school violence nationwide, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the suspension of a 10-year-old boy for a crayon draw...

Mom Opts For Home Schooling After Son Was Stuffed In Bag

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 03.04.2012 | Education

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Kentucky mother of an autistic boy who says he was stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in class has pulled her son out of s...

School Investigated For Stuffing Autistic Student In Bag

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 12.23.2011 | Education

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his ...

Teacher's Heavy Punishment For Students Saying 'Bless You'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

When someone sneezes, it's common for a person in the vicinity to respond, "bless you." But for making that remark, students in Steven Cuckovich's ...

School Gives Kids Sandwiches As Punishment

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- School officials say the students at a Pennsylvania school are getting sandwiches for lunch for failing to appreciate the hot meals...

Fashion Designer Launches Campaign To End Corporal Punishment In Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that corporal punishment is still used to discipline students in many U.S. schools, fashion designer Marc Ecko has launched a campaign to end ...

WATCH: Paddling As Punishment?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At an intense debate Thursday over bringing corporal punishment back to a Catholic New Orleans school, an archbishop said paddling could cause emotion...

Zero Tolerance Cuts Two Ways: The Unintended Effects Of The Policy

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

America is on a fast track to raising up an Orwellian generation--one populated by compliant citizens accustomed to living in a police state and who march in lockstep to the dictates of the government.