School Discipline

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    Nov 30, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    http://gawker.com/5964572/arizona-school-criticized-for-giving-students-choice-between-suspension-and-holding-hands



    Neetan ZimmermanArizona School Criticized for Giving Students Choice Between Suspension and Holding Hands

    A high school in Mesa, Arizona, is catching some flak online for giving two students caught fighting a choice between being suspended for nine days or spending part of the day holding hands in full view of their classmates.


    A photo of the two Westwood High students carrying out their punishment was posted on several social networking sites, where users criticized the school for setting the teens up for possible bullying by their peers.

    "Kids were laughing at them and calling them names asking, 'are you gay,'" one student who witnessed the incident told ABC 15. "I've been in ROTC and it's no different than some of the stuff you have to do there. It works," commented another student.

    The "corporal punishment" lasted only about an hour, but one of the students, 14-year-old Charles Crockett, says he's been ditching classes ever since to avoid being teased.

    "They was making fun of me and everything and I just wanted to yell at them but I couldn't," he told KPHO. "I just put my head down."

    Crockett, who admits to instigating the fight with a sophomore named Julio during P.E. class, says he was also told that another fight could result in permanent expulsion.

    Reacting to the negative response, the Mesa Public School District released a statement saying it "does not condone the choice of in-school discipline given these students, regardless of their acceptance or willingness to participate," and will be reviewing the matter with the school's principal.





    I have to say that my opinion of this is rather split. Public shaming is one thing but it kinda gives off the impression that this deems homosexuality as deeming.
    Some of you, RJ men are in field of education. Tell me your insights on this.
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:52 PM GMT

    They could easily have made each of them write out an apology to the other and recite it publicly.
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Arizona is a huge homophobic state, so the intention probably is to precipitate homophobia throughout the school
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    Dec 01, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    The school should better try this one.

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    This is not a good idea. They're not fighting homophobia, they support it in my opinion.



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    Dec 01, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    Casa Grande is more accepting than Mesa.
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    Dec 02, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    .I guess the media will never have to fear that they will run short of stories about the incompetence of School Administrators. The problem stems from promoting teachers to be principals and higher up admisyrators. Teachers should teach. And we should hire professionals to be administrators.