posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 05:39 PM
I think the reason why kids misbehave like that is because they start to realize they have the power. What is the worst that can happen? Maybe they
actually want to get in school or out of school suspension anyway. They think it is funny.
If there were some more serious consequences, then maybe kids would behave. But they are not afraid of the punishment, or the punishment has become a
reward for them.
They like to be a rebel and get into trouble, some of them, I think. Some kids may actually have a problem with not talking or being hyper. Kids today
live in a world we did not grow up in. They are constantly connected, and feel the need to connect with others, with their phone or online or just
talking in class.
I think in the future going to school may be a privelege and not a right. I mean everyone is entitled to a free education. But what if something
happens and the state can simply not afford this? What if people had to pay to go to school?
Our currency is getting to be worth less and less. There are many schools that are joining up with other schools, especially in small towns. I know
many schools are just barely making it. They have to cut pay or they force older staff to retire so they can hire younger staff at reduced pay.
But even so, every year it gets worse and worse.
I feel in the future everyone is going to have to pay something to send their kid to school. I don't see how there can be a free education for much
longer. People simply will not choose to be teachers because of the behavior of students getting worse, and the pay not getting any better.
The whole education system needs to be changed some way.
I remember going to school in fear of getting a paddling. I got a paddling in the seventh grade. The paddling itself did not hurt that bad, but it was
SO embarrassing! Now you simply can not paddle a child at all. For some kids it didn't work. If the worst they got was a paddling, they didn't care.
They didn't care if you sent them to detention or suspended them or whatever. Some kids you just can't seem to punish because they just don't seem
to care what you do to them.
For me, I dreaded getting paddled because the other kids would laugh at me. That was enough to make me want to behave. The paddlings never hurt me
physically. It was enough to be embarrassed though.
Maybe if parents had to pay to send their kids to school, then they'd start caring more about how their kid behaved.