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Well if they are teaching kids to fear the state it's because parents are doing a poor job with having the their children fear them.
originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: intrptr
Not too sound like a hippy but they should not be fighting at all and allowing them to fight versus jail time is not a good solution either..
ZERO TOLERANCE DISCIPLINE, DISCRIMINATION, AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE
The School to Prison Pipeline (STPP) is a nationwide system of local, state, and federal education and public safety policies that pushes students out of school and into the criminal justice system. The system disproportionately targets youth of color and youth with disabilities. Inequities in areas such as school discipline, policing practices, high-stakes testing, wealth and healthcare distribution, school “grading” systems, and the prison-industrial complex all contribute to the Pipeline.
Yeah, but these days, the kid who defends himself is treated exactly the same as the kids who start the fight in the first place.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: eisegesis
Upon further inspection, this seems like it's limited to the Hazelwood School District which serves roughly 19,000 students in the St. Louis area. It still sucks, but at least it's not statewide.
Although it raises other questions such as "is this even legal?" and "why this district?" The courts should still treat the children "offenders" as minors, unless they're 18 years old or older (though I'm not familiar with Missouri law).