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TN student suspended for having asthma inhaler in class

Posted June 6th, 2011 by berserker13
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When fifth-grader Isaiah Butts’ inhaler fell out of his pocket at school, he received an in-school suspension, a penalty his mother says suffocates common sense and could put other children at risk.

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Real Life Tax Funded 21 Jump Street

Posted May 20th, 2011 by berserker13
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An undercover police officer masqueraded as a senior at West Warwick High School as part of a months-long drug investigation that resulted in the arrests of eight students.

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TED Talk: Public Schools Kill Creativity

Posted March 16th, 2011 by phonon
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Ken Robinson explains how one-size-fits-all public schools were designed to produce industrial workers and not designed for true education.

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Disabled student handcuffed to file cabinet by police/school

Posted March 12th, 2011 by frizbog
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A disabled student was handcuffed to a filing cabinet for seven hours for witnessing an alleged theft.

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Student suspended for hold a door open

Posted March 4th, 2011 by berserker13
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SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY —
A local middle school student held open a door at school, reportedly because someone had their hands full. But after that, the student was suspended.

All schools in Southampton County have tight security at the front door, and students are told not to open the door for anyone. But Superintendent Charles Turner tells NewsChannel 3 that the rule was disobeyed when the student opened the door for the woman with her hands full.

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Schools Giving Tickets, Not Detention Slips, Report Says

Posted January 13th, 2011 by Thrain
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Court has become a deterrent instead of detention for some North Texas students.

The social and economic group Texas Appleseed collected five years worth of data from 22 districts across the state and found young students, including a six year old in Dallas, who received class C misdemeanor tickets for things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.

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High School coach whips basketball players

Posted November 11th, 2010 by BrotherO
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High School coach whips boys as a way to "save these young men from the destruction of self,"

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Detroit Proposal: Jail for parents who skip school conference

Detroit Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences, a plan some call inspired and others consider the nanny state run amok.

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Worthy pushes plan aimed at truant parents

Posted October 20th, 2010 by prolifick21
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A Detroit-area prosecutor pushing a proposed statewide law that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences continues to make her pitch.

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Curiosity is banned at Govt High School

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Renniks
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"You are only allowed to use your OWN knowledge, your OWN class notes, class handouts, your OWN class homework, or The Earth and Its Peoples textbook to complete assignments and assessments UNLESS specifically informed otherwise by your instructor.''That was not all. Students could not use anything they found on the Internet. They were not permitted even to discuss their assignments with friends, classmates, neighbors, parents, relatives or siblings.

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