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Old 09-11-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Kids can't learn if they're not in school. Suspending them teaches them nothing, especially in younger grades (and this policy does apply only to K-8).

Also? The language prevents suspensions for "willful defiance", not for "pummeling" teachers. Good grief. Some of you need to learn to read.

California law has prevented suspensions for K-3; that policy must be working, or it wouldn't have been extended to grades 4-8.

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I met folks who care more about being anti-abortion and Jesus than fixing their serious infrastructure issues and improving their schools .
You'd think someone who cares about Jesus would care about educating children. Those folks must not be very familiar with their Bible.
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Old Today, 12:25 PM
 
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In California's schools I was sent home for sneezing and blowing my nose in class. I was so self-conscious growing up in that environment until I left that state at 18, and found people who let me know there isn't a damn thing wrong with me.

That was back in the 80s/90s, but if California's school system continued the practice of removing students from the learning environment, for reasons unrelated to behavior/disciplinary problems, then it's a necessary action.
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Old Today, 12:54 PM
 
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So this might lead to even MORE of a divide between the rich and the poor in California -- and elsewhere if this idea spreads to the rest of the nation. Is that really what the left wants?

My sister and her husband are middle class, but they have sent their only child to an "accelerated" private school ever since she was in kindergarten. (My mom watched her before then.) Even though it costs them a LOT of money, they decided to do that for my niece, and I applaud their decision. But, again, this policy just seems to be furthering the rich and poor divide because not every middle class family can afford private school, and I don't think that most private schools will accept the troublemakers. (I could be wrong about that.)
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Old Today, 04:23 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Punishing me for not having my butt in the seat for some arbitrary number of days instead of recognizing merit is ludicrous.
What happens when you have a job and you don't show up? You'd get fired.
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Old Today, 04:27 PM
 
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So what are schools supposed to do with chronically disruptive students? Put them in a separate classroom to sit there all day an be watched? What if they just leave?
So, you believe suspending a student, having them stay home & do what exactly? Will they be there alone because the parents have to work? And then what? Keep your 5th grader home alone? Excellent idea!! How about giving detention? How about having them do extra school work while in detention? Which idea sounds best to you?
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