Discipline in Schools

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Discipline in school has changed greatly over the years. It's gone from a simple in school suspension to 10 day suspension to as measures extreme as disciplining a child physically. The way in which teachers and administration choose to monitor students has also changed as well as the reason for student discipline. I'm writing this report to compare and contrast the way that school discipline and school moderation has changed over the years as well as my point of view on the subject.

Many years ago, students who were disruptive in class were sent to a mere in school suspension class, if that. There were no ridiculous punishments as is today. Later on, there was out of school suspension for more serious behavioral problems such as fighting. Other punishments, at the time, included writing an essay, sentences or rules, a number of times, after school detention, and conferences with parents.

But over the years, children's behavior has gotten worse and there are far more problems that have to be dealt with by the teacher as well as the students. For example, nowadays, parents just don't care anymore. They aren't interested in their children's school work or about what they're doing out of school. But this can't all be blamed on the parents. The children/students, in my opinion are also to blame. They make bad choices which result in problems for themselves. Usually problems that they don't know how to handle. This causes bad attitudes towards parents when the parents try to discipline their children, which, in turn, the children get mad, and argue with parents to the point where they don't want to deal with it anymore. So they set them free and let their kids do what they want. This, I think, is the source of all the problems. The parents aren't setting the boundaries for the kids to stay in or the guidelines in which they must follow. So t... Continue Reading