Remove or Revise Zero-tolerance policies are policies that have been adapted in work places, communities, and, most frequently, schools. Depending on how certain schools are run and who they are run by, zero-tolerance policies could be positive and helpful or negative and harmful. Many people wonder are these policies really effective in reducing crime and creating safer environments in schools like lawmakers claim these policies are doing; most of the opponents to zero-tolerance policies believe that the policies are just cruel punishments that add to the problems that already exist in our schools and communities. There are obviously those who feel that the policies do exactly what they say they do; advocates for zero-tolerance policies
Better management and less waste will certainly help." When the author said this you could positively tell he is not happy with his school. In the letter Kessler says, "It seems especially wrong to force this commercial culture on kids in school. According to Kessler's statement he believes that advertisement in schools should be banned. However, the opposing author, Janet Chen, uses a more subtle,
On the other hand, students will want to cheat if everyone is doing it. Honor codes that are reinforced by peers will still cheat because the tolerance isn’t as high if the administrators of the schools reinforced them. Most honor codes have many different levels of consequences; it all depends how much it’s going to weigh on the cheaters if it’s possible for them to do so. Within many schools, there are “some sort academic dishonesty culture, thus causing more to encourage others to cheat”, (Source C). It’s so easy for them to cheat and get away with it because everyone is doing it that there’s really no need for a honor code to be put in place at
In 1994, the Clinton administration signed the Gun Free Schools Act due to the increased public concern and outrage for the mass shootings that were taking place within our public- school system. The zero tolerance policies included the emphasis on keeping firearms off our school campuses as well as anything that could be considered disruptive or unsafe to the learning environment including illegal drugs, over-the- counter medications, and any other prohibited behaviors (APA Task Force, 2006). The National Center for Educational Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in the 1990s that 94% of schools throughout our nation had policies in place for firearms, 87% for alcohol, 88% for drugs, and 79% for violent behavior (Stinchcomb, Bazemore, & Riestenberg,
Some parents are reacting to an outdated perception that there will be a lack of discipline when students have too much free time, and this lack of discipline will keep them from getting the best possible education. We all know there are only a few kids who are irresponsible in their behavior at Monarch, and it is these students who should not be allowed off campus. An open campus should be an earned privilege based on the student’s maturity and good
If students are bound to cheat and the honor code is not being enforced or is not fair, why have it? The environment in many schools impacts how students view the honor code. A school with a cheater mentality and an overall acceptance of cheating and plagiarism will have no use for an honor code, since they will not follow it. However, change the environment of the type of students and an honor code can now become beneficial and essential (Jennifer and
Culture of Exclusion Social exclusion has been noted to be a subtle phenomenon, that often goes unnoticed, and when it is noticed, often the individual who is being excluded receives the blame and not the environment or those in it (Howarth, 2006). In educational settings, people of color are made to feel as if they do not belong, either knowingly or unknowingly (Howarth, 2006). Often enough, schools and universities think that discussing racial exclusion is either of no use, outdated, or already taken care of because of the measures that are currently in place by their administration, but they could not be more wrong (Kohli, 2008). Critical Race Theory (CRT) has often been ignored when it comes to analyzing higher education because the
This is defined as knowing infraction of a victim’s health and safety and conscious disregard of consequences by their acts or omissions. Many violators can avoid serious prosecution by lack of obvious deliberate indifference or union protections and victims do not reach valid relief. Furthermore, recent federal reversals of Title IX withdrew interpretations of sex discriminations to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity as grounds of expression. With these setbacks in place, many students fail to see proper prosecution of their violators and face heavy subjugation based solely on their identity. Current interpretations and actions in federal school environments is facing a regression rather than progression of student’s
A school can have a perfect policy, but if they neglect to enforce it, the policy becomes useless. Ultimately, this is Carleton’s biggest problem. If the administration at Carleton were to seriously consider how to decrease alcohol consumption they would not have to adjust much in their policy. While the administration has put in place many useful policies with the purpose of keeping students safe, they fail to adequately enforce them. Thus, they are leaving students vulnerable to the dangers of drinking when the school could easily protect them.
First of all, students should not be paid for good grades due to not needed pressure. The NEA claims : many teachers say, “Paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” This means students are more likely to be in bad moods and have bad relationships with parents and classmates. If some kids get money and the rest don’t, arguments will break out. In a classroom, students are supposed to be respectful to each other in order to have and efficient working environment. The effect of this is, students will be stressed and annoyed or angry with them, if unable to raise test scores.