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- Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance more children are we going to damage -- and possibly destroy -- in the name of zero tolerance? It happened again last week. I read about two incidents. I'm sure there were more.
In one of the most recent incidents, a Madison Wisconsin sixth-grader was suspended for bringing a kitchen knife to school.
The popular honor student wanted to cut an onion for a science project. His principal recommended that he be expelled. In the other incident, a senior at South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was suspended after he posted a poll on his unofficial student Web site.
School officials claimed that the poll, which asked students to vote on whether a certain school administrator most resembled Big Bird, a witch, or a dead body, constituted a death threat.
The list goes on and on and on. A complete recital of the idiocy that masquerades as safety policy in our nation's schools today would curl your hair -- or turn your stomach.
What are we thinking? Is it even conceivable that the thoughtless or immature or even unwitting actions of those children -- and they are children -- posed a danger to their teachers or their classmates?
Even the administrators who ordered their punishments admit that they didn't. Still, the suspensions and expulsions and transfers to alternative educational programs were, in most cases, carried out. Ah yes, the sacred zero-tolerance policy -- a right-sounding idea gone 1975 Overture - Iron Butterfly - Scorching Beauty, very wrong.
How did it happen? It started, innocently enough, with the passage of the Gun-Free Schools Act ofwhich required states to enact laws mandating that schools expel any student found on school property with a gun. Contrary What Is It About You? - Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance popular belief, the Gun-Free Schools Act does permit states to pass laws allowing school superintendents to modify the expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.
Many states, however, went above and beyond the federal mandate, passing laws that required expulsion or suspension for the possession of all weapons and all objects that could possibly be used as weapons. Finally, school districts got into the act. Apparently more concerned with covering their own assets than with common sense approaches to student safety, districts established zero-tolerance policies that mandated equal punishment for the possession -- knowingly or unknowingly -- of weapons, possible weapons, potential weapons, virtual weapons, imaginary weapons, and perceived weapons as well as for threats, possible threats, potential threats, virtual threats, perceived threats, and threatening attitudes or demeanor.
Gradually, schools added infractions What Is It About You? - Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance to weapons, such as the possession -- or possible possession or perceived possession -- of alcohol, drugs, a smart mouth, or a dumb act. Oh, yes, and breaded chicken fingers. It has to stop, says the American Bar Association, which has passed a resolution opposing, "in principle, 'zero tolerance' policies that have a discriminatory effect, or mandate either expulsion or referral of students to juvenile or criminal court, without regard to the circumstances or nature of the offense or the student's history.
It has to stop, says Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerancea Phi Delta Kappan article, which states, "Zero tolerance was developed in response to legitimate concerns that cannot be ignored. However, when the solution What Is It About You?
- Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance more difficulty than the original problem, it is time to abandon it for something better. It has to stop because zero tolerance, as enforced in too many schools today, is a policy that punishes the innocent for the crimes of the guilty. It treats children as adult offenders without the presumption of innocence, disrupts the lives and educations of good students more often than it does those of troubled students, and treats all covered offenses and all students equally, regardless of age, intent, past behavior, or magnitude of the offense -- this list too could go on and on Lets Get To It - London - Welcome To Londonland on.
Mostly, current zero-tolerance policies must be stopped because they simply don't work. Youth violence is a complicated issue that can be addressed only by early intervention and prevention programs involving schools, families, and communities in dealing with the causes of violent behavior -- and prevented with adequate security. Zero-tolerance policies provide the illusion that schools are dealing with youth violence, when, in fact, they are simply attempting to shove it outside and lock the door.
Unfortunately, too many innocent children are being locked out too. My mother used to call it "throwing out the baby with the bath water. In3. Nearlymore were expelled. The vast majority of those punishments were for minor offenses -- the inevitable result of children acting like children. The emotional and educational fallout from those suspensions and expulsions, however, reach into adulthood.
Yes, schools do have a responsibility to keep kids safe. Safety policies that keep real weapons out of schools make sense. Zero-tolerance policies that apply the same punishment to students possessing real weapons as they do to students possessing chicken fingers are nonsense.
Repeat after me. We must keep our children safe -- safe from weapons, safe from violence, and safe from zero-tolerance policies that damage more children than the weapons they purport to protect them from. Leave this field blank. Search Search. Newsletter Sign Up. Emergency Sub Plan: Football - Reading.
Search form Search. Stop Tolerating Zero Tolerance Zero tolerance, as enforced in too many schools today, is a policy that punishes the innocent for the crimes of the guilty. Other notable incidences: Linda Starr, a former teacher and the mother of four "nearly grown" children, has been an education writer for almost a decade.
Starr is the curriculum and technology editor for Education World. Previous StarrPoints. Trending Christmas around the world: Lessons and activities A world of activities and websites focused on traditions and holidays celebrated by people all over the globe. Well, that's not exactly how it goes -- for around the world children celebrate the Christmas holidays in many different ways. In Germany, the 6th of December is a special day There's a special tradition all over Germany on December 6th.
Some people also put a plate there What Is It About You? - Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance on the windowsill. The bread in the plate is for the white horse of Santa Claus In the morning you see that Santa Claus really was at your house and put nice things into the boots or plates, e.
But if you [weren't] well behaved the whole year you only get a switch so that your parents can punish you, but they don't! Kristine and Wiebke, Germany And in Italy, January 6th is a day long-awaited by many children: The 6th of January is the day on which the three Wise Men arrive at the Bethlehem cave in which kid Jesus is and give him gold, incense and myrrh and for this reason in Italy children receive presents traditionally brought by the "Befana," a good old witch who Jesus Was A Cross Maker - Judee Sill - Judee Sill into their homes through the chimney.
This is the last day to the Christmas holiday in Italy. Elisbetta, Italy In Sweden, December 13th is a special Christmas In Jail - Aint That A Pain?
- Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell - 1929-1935 that children look forward to all year long: Saint Lucia [Day] is celebrated all over Sweden on December 13th. The custom with the girl dressed in white with candles on her head has a complicated background In our school we celebrate Saint Lucia Day outside very early in the morning while it's still dark.
Our Saint Lucia is coming in a carriage pulled by a very small horse. She is followed by Santa Claus on a big horse and a lot of girls and boys in white gowns and a lot of candles.
They all sing traditional Christmas songs and read poems. After the ceremony we all eat ginger cookies and bread with saffron. To celebrate is very important to Swedish people.
Class 4c in Nasbyparksskolan Want to read explanations of a few more December celebrations around the world? Click here to read about Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Denmark, and Australia.
Then visit the Multicultural Calendar Web site for many more. On the site you can view holiday entries from around the world organized by month, by holiday, or by country. If you could give any gift to the people of the world, what would that gift be? Draw a picture of your gift and write a sentence to explain what your gift is and why you chose it.
Hang a world map in the center of a bulletin board. Invite each student to write on a card the expression "Merry Christmas" in a What Is It About You? - Killing Floor - Zero Tolerance language.
Or try this alternate source. Attach yarn to each card. Invite students to post the cards around the map on the bulletin and to extend each strand of yarn from a "Merry Christmas" card to the appropriate country. Table reading. Provide table reading practice using one of two Teaching Masters provided. The TMs provide tables showing the ten most popular holiday greeting cards mailed in the United States.
Answer The Clergys Lamentation - Horslips - Happy To Meet.Sorry To Part for primary TM Christmas, 2.
Mother's Day; Harlequin Tragedy - Death Of Samantha - Where The Women Wear The Glory And The Men Wear The Pants. Halloween; 5.
Thanksgiving; 6. Jewish New Year. Answer key for upper grade TM February, because many more cards are mailed for Valentine's Day than are mailed for St. Patrick's Day; 9. Accept reasoned responses probably not as many as are mailed at Christmas, but more than are mailed at Easter.
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