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Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Md. law restricts school expulsions, suspensions for young students

SILVER SPRING, MD (WUSA9) - A new law in Maryland will take aim at restricting a growing number of kids, the youngest students of all, from getting kicked out of school.

The law applies to second grade kids and younger.

In 2016-2016, 2,363 primary aged kids were suspended or expelled from school, a 17 percent increase from the year before.

It’s a statistic that disturbs educational advocates, says Senator Will Smith, one of the bill’s sponsors.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liberals suck! No accountability.

Anonymous said...

What about the kids who do the right thing and are subjected to being in a classroom with violent criminals ruining everyone else's education ?

Anonymous said...

If black kids are suspended more often it is probably because they have never been taught discipline (color is irrelevant). However, I do have to agree that kids under 8 years old are unlikely to understand being suspended.

Anonymous said...

Private school ,people. Do it for yourself and your kids.

Anonymous said...

No cause white kids claim mental illness and usually get passes. (Color is irrelevant) & they do under. It's called consequences for your behavior.

Anonymous said...

This is BS! The school system has an obligation to ALL students, not just those who create problems! Private schools that care for babies to young adults don't have these issues! Why? Because they are taught the rules and those rules are enforced without bias or regard for government statistics and money. I am sick of the few getting their needs met with my tax money while the majority suffers due to the increase in time spent disciplining one instead of instructing many! And before you go there, my daughter WAS in private school from age 2 to 14. We went public for high school because she needed to socially experience people of the real world. Enforce the rules already in place .... there's plenty of diversity in our county's school administration and teachers to create an unbiased panel for discipline. It's NOT rocket science!

Anonymous said...

10:28/10:47
Both of you should be ashamed of yourselves. Stop making it about race! It's about makj g choices and the consequences of those choices. School/classroom rules are not arbitrary. They are developed while keeping in mind the mental maturity and development of the children they serve. Any rule that involves harm to another human being should be enforced without exception! If the rule says you do not hit or bite, and you do, then you get sent home for a day or two! Maybe then the parents will get sick of the calls and lost pay and enforce it at home or get their kid the help they need! Special education students should not be excepted either! They too need to know how to conduct themselves in a public environment. (Yes, I've taught both reg and sp ed classes!). if not, we get grown adults with the same midset/mentality they had as kids sinking the ship!

Anonymous said...

My son attends Delmar middle school. they are crazy with the in school suspension and out of school suspension. 3 warning of not wearing a belt he gets in school suspension (iss), 3 iss he gets out of school suspension. while in iss he does cross word puzzles they hand out instead of class work. how is this a punishment. they have 5 minutes to go to locker (not allowed to carry book bags) and get to class. if even 1 minute late they get warning . 3 warnings get iss and so on. i understand following policy but my kid misses class for a belt... the rest of his uniform is in place. if i forget to sign his agenda book 3 times in one month he gets iss. it is crazy and he is only in 5ht grade. which is to young to be in middle/high school.

Anonymous said...

Good.

Anonymous said...

Suspending children in the primary grades is to inconvenience parents, get their attention and start the paper trail to get that child some help. Is it fair to the other children to have to deal with a student that cusses the teacher, throws chair, crayons, whatever they get their hands on? The amount of anxiety that is created by one child, that bucks authority, can keep others from learning. It definitely keeps someone, be it the teacher or assistant, from being able to do their job. Where are majority of our good students rights? Why doesn't anyone address their rights? I'm so sorry that some children come to school without the proper home training but yet we give the disruptive child all the rights.

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

Inconvenience the patent and make them come sit in school with them all day. Maybe the will start disciplining more.

Anonymous said...

ESPECIALLY K-6 students! If we don't teach them about consequences and shame before 8 years old, after 8, they will be out if control. Continued enforcement of the rules will be much more difficult if kids grow up learning they "get a pass" when they do something bad.

Anonymous said...

How??? I was told I have to be the teacher. I work full time. I cant afford private school, but I am willing to hire tutors I asked could I, I was told No. Someone please futher educate me on my rights as a parent. Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Someone explain to me why choice s was placed beside wihi? Though I agree it has no business by a elementary school. However it would made since to have turned the old Bennett middle into a alternative school for 1st to 12th grade, behavioral and 504ers They that bad they dont ammenities like air. Fans would do. Jobs for people to guard and train em. Then kids who are positive and/or are borderline would be in a more positive and productive environment and would not by influenced or bothered with this mess going on now. Their choice to be comfortable or be amongst their peer in a strict and structured environment and if that dnt work, hold their parents responsible for educating them/ having them educate d

Anonymous said...

1:15: Welcome to the REAL world. Start it now, it becomes a habit. No boss is going to give you that many chances. Did it occur to you that your child needs to start taking responsibility for HIS agenda, his belt, his behavior, etc? Or are you going to follow him around reminding him or doing for him until you can't?

Anonymous said...

Went to a Catholic school,they threw a boy out for cussing a teacher in third grade..no one dared do that again. The same students in that class graduated with me in 8th grade. Everyone knew to tow the line or your out! The kids that didnt were removed and examples were set. Now we have animals in school and teachers who have to ignore disruptions on a daily basis...sad.