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  •  Our job is to get judges, and principals, and DAs (16+ / 0-)

    who we can trust to be fair. Literally, that is our job as citizens in a democracy.

    I find it remarkable that people don't trust principals to make fair judgements about kids who make particular mistakes... but trust them to look after a community's worth of kids 180 days a year.

    Love and Logic (a discipline system we use at our school) has a philosophy: that equal treatment and fair treatment is not necessarily the same. As a simple example, if you have one child who loves soccer and one who is indifferent, barring them from soccer is not the same punishment.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:41:07 AM PDT

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    •  Zero tolerance was a reaction to principals who (0+ / 0-)

      kept students in school who attacked other students or brought weapons to schools.  People felt that principals had demonstrated that they could not be trusted and that their discretion had to be removed.

      •  We need to learn instead (0+ / 0-)

        to remove principals that show poor judgement, rather than tying the hands of everyone who might hold that position again.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:49:10 AM PDT

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