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How the Newest Discipline System Works in Today's Kindergarten

Laurie Levy | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Laurie Levy

I worry that all of this kindergarten discipline, along with the developmentally inappropriate expectations, curriculum, and homework of today's kindergarten experience, will squash the creativity, compassion, love of learning, and spirit of a special little boy.

Being Asked To Follow Dress Code Rules Isn't Harassment -- It's Life

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

High school is not just a place where you learn how to be yourself, it's a place where you learn to function in society and like it or not, society has rules.

Six Benefits to Ripping Up the Rulebook

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Instead of the usual list of "rules" most schools enforce, Principal Bruce McLachlan abandoned the recess rubric as part of a successful university experiment. He had a hunch that all the rules and boundaries were backfiring.

History Repeating: Don't Censor What I Wear, Let Me Be

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.27.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

How are we supposed to have an identity if we all have to dress and act like what our school decides is appropriate?

Preschool Bans Imaginary Superhero Play?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents

Superheros may no longer be making appearances in this preschool classroom. An unnamed preschool recently sent home a notice to parents, explaining...

2nd-Graders Back In Class After Suspension For Pointing Pencils

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents

The two second-graders suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other were allowed back at school Wednesday. The boys go...

Election 2012 Aftermath: How About a Code of Conduct for Elected Officials?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Let's hope that the dismal and negative rhetoric of the campaign is behind us and President Obama will use his leadership mandate to usher in a new era of civility in politics.

Whose Pink Hair Rules Rule? Parents Or Teachers?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The story of 12-year-old Brianna Moore being suspended last week for something her parents said she could do hit a little close to home for me. I have gotten my child in trouble more than once for my own behavior.