Monday, January 1, 2018

Restoring What?

Entitlement? Anarchy?

Maureen Downey reports on the practice restorative justice becoming all the rage in public schools as politicians pin their career hopes on eliminating suspensions for a protected constituency (parents of misbehaving children). She focuses on the impact this practice has had on previous punitive actions and the explosion in behaviors that, in the past, would have resulted in what pols now consider extreme punishment of the offenders.

Since this is about public schools, at no point is education addressed. Not the impact for these now out-of-control offenders nor for the students who whose education opportunity is being stolen by these feral beasts.