Authored by Jackson Elliott via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),
Citing the need for equity, lawmakers in several Democrat-controlled states have passed measures recently that make it harder to discipline students who act up in the classroom.
Schools in California, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, and other states have adopted student discipline systems based on “restorative justice” instead of suspending students for bad behavior.
That means, instead of giving students penalties for misbehavior, schools use “empathetic communication” to explain to students why their misbehavior is harmful.
But at least one state has struck out in a different direction in the hopes of improving student success.
In Oklahoma, Ryan Walters, the state superintendent of public instruction, has proposed reforms that will encourage more disciplining of students. He believes that’s the best way to improve learning, he told The Epoch Times.
Decisions like this helped land his state in 10th place on the 2023 Education Freedom Report Card,…
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