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NYC Public Schools Change ‘Discipline Code’ To Ease Penalties
CBS ^ | 8-29-12 | unattributed

Posted on 08/30/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by dynachrome

Students may be catching a break if they misbehave in school. The rules surrounding suspensions in New York City schools are changing.

The changes to the discipline code should result in far fewer suspensions, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported Wednesday.

“Our goal is to make sure the schools are providing a safe environment for our students, but also we just don’t push students out of the classroom where they’re not learning as well,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.

What will be different? Well, for starters Walcott said cutting class and cursing will no longer be grounds for suspension.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: discipline; education; learning; newyork; publicschools; schools; teaching
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"NYC Public Schools Change ‘Discipline Code’ To Ease Penalties For Smoking, Cursing, Cutting Class"

1 posted on 08/30/2012 3:16:35 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Do you agree with the NYC Department of Education’s new discipline code?
Yes
No

Read the story and:

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2 posted on 08/30/2012 3:19:11 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

As long as the students don’t draw a picture of a gun, they’ll be just fine.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 3:21:48 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: dynachrome

The barbarians are inside the gate and being allowed to run free. Western Civilization is rapidly collapsing due to progressive social policies, illegal immigration from third world countries, the erosion of cultural standards, the decline of Christianity, and the rise of radical Islam. A society that does not value excellence, nor hold its members to standards, will not survive.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 3:23:35 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: svcw

“picture of a gun”

Wonder how many are carrying despite the metal detectors?


5 posted on 08/30/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

School discipline is a tricky question in troubled areas. It seems odd to lock a kid out of a classroom for failing to go to that classroom. It also seems odd to keep bad, disruptive kids in a classroom with decent kids who are trying. I’d like to see separate schools or a school-within-a-school system, where the troublemakers are removed from the environment of the decent kids. How many chances, if any, to give is open for debate, but in any case habitual problem children should not be in the same room with kids who are trying to make it despite the neighborhood’s challenges.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 3:26:59 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: dynachrome

As long as the left wingers are in charge of the schools, it doesn’t matter.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 3:32:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pollster1

lol I can’t believe you said such a thing. (HOLY COW! DUUUCK)
Common sense must not be spoken anywhere that sensitive & tolerant people can hear it. /s

@Soul of the South +1


8 posted on 08/30/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: dynachrome

It’s the teachers who are carrying!!

And with GOOD reason.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 3:42:02 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: dynachrome

Does this mean the zero tolerance (zero common sense) laws will at least be relaxed? Does it mean that the kid that gets bullied won’t be expelled for defending him/herself?


10 posted on 08/30/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: dynachrome

Thank you for voting!
Yes 4.59% (481 votes)

No 95.41% (10,008 votes)

Total Votes: 10,489
Return To Poll

Pretty overwhelming...


11 posted on 08/30/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: dynachrome

This actually comes out of something that Bambi launched not long ago, when he said that black students were being punished disproportionately (to their numbers, not to their misbehavior).


12 posted on 08/30/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: dynachrome

Assaulting a teacher will now result in the cutting in half of the offender’s condom rations for a full week.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 3:53:08 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dynachrome

TRANSLATION: “In the interest of equal-outcome, we are no longer going to discipline Eric Holder’s people. Discipline of non-Eric Holder’s people will be accelerated to compensate for past disparate impact.”


14 posted on 08/30/2012 3:57:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: dynachrome

Expect worse behavior .


15 posted on 08/30/2012 4:06:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bingo!


16 posted on 08/30/2012 4:24:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Pollster1
where the troublemakers are removed from the environment of the decent kids

Yeah, a lot of cities used to have those 'bad boy' schools back before the 60s. The teachers probably got some things accomplished.

My idea is to fence in a several hundred square mile block in some desolate area and dump their asses in. Drop some food, water, seeds, tools, and instructions on how to farm how to build shelters. No phones, radios, music, or any entertainment other than good books. Tell them to send us a letter when they are ready to act civilized. They come out and screw up, send them back.

17 posted on 08/30/2012 4:29:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: dynachrome

I lived through this nonsense in my teaching career, especially during my one year at a public school, aka, my year in hell.

Short of punching a teacher in the mouth, there were almost no infractions that would result in a student’s suspension. There was an alternative school available, but, apparently, the district considered every suspension a mark against the school.

Consequently, the 10% of the student body that did not want to be in school to begin with succeeded in preventing the other 90% from getting a decent education.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 5:46:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Pollster1

Agreed. I have often said that there should be 2 schools. One would serve the students who want to be there and who conduct themselves in a respectful fashion, and it would include students of all abilities. The other school would be for the little punks who don’t want to be there and whose antics prevent the other kids from learning.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 5:50:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: svcw
As long as the students don’t draw a picture of a gun, they’ll be just fine.

I never had issues with pictures of guns - now, the kid who actually brought the gun? Him, I had issues with.

20 posted on 08/30/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: dynachrome

Goodness, they couldn’t be more wrong to stop disciplining the children when they’re out of
line. How many new criminals do they expect to roll out of the schools on graduation day?

Yes
4.59% (500 votes)

No
95.41% (10,405 votes)

Total Votes: 10,905


21 posted on 08/30/2012 6:30:10 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Pollster1

I have long been in favor of letting trouble makers drop out or suspending them, then giving educational opportunities to the ones who get their acts together later.

Some of these kids are in an environment where there is violence of some sort in the home or where they are the caregiver to someone ill.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 9:40:50 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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