The School to Prison Pipeline: The Criminalization of American Students The School to Prison Pipeline: The Criminalization of American Students Kimberly N. Wright Western Governors University Introduction Your permanent record! The thing that was held over most of our heads when we were in school. Your teacher
Mike Rose experienced a few teachers who used corporal punishment to control their classrooms. Brother Dill for example he describes as a “troubled and unstable man who also taught freshman English. When his class drifted away form him, which was often, his voice would rise in paranoid accusations, and occasionally he would lose control and shake or smack us.” (Rose 25) Rose also described his physical education who would use violence to “make men out of us.” (Rose 25)
The overt neglect of her prodigal intellect experienced by Matilda leaves her feeling misunderstood and an outsider in her family which differs from the perceived neglect which leaves Coraline struggling with her sense of self. Born to parents described as “gormless” (Dahl 4), Matilda is both blessed and cursed with a prodigal intellect. Causing Matilda to crave knowledge, it is her intellect that leads her at the age of “four years and three months” (9), to defy her parents and everyday walk to the library. Matilda admits to this neglect to Mrs. Phelps, the librarian, when she tells her of her mother, “She doesn’t encourage reading books. Nor does my father” (10). With this statement Matilda shows how her parents have neglected to foster her intellect. Matilda’s eagerness to digest information, and the fact that the only book in the Wormwood home is her mother’s cookbook, elaborates how she differs from her parents.
School Safety The issue of school safety has become a controversial topic in the United States, due to tragic acts of violence occurring on a daily basis. American citizens should never have to cope with the negative impact of school violence, no matter how often they hear about the tragedies
Peer pressure is the influence a peer group has on its members to fit into a particular way of thinking and behaving. When children are very young the major influences in their lives are their family and caregivers. Behaviour, attitudes and expectations in young children are learned from the modelling of others. This is the way we all learn, first from caregivers and then we include our peers when we start school and attend any activity away from family. Our Peers have a considerable influence on our behaviour and outlook on life as we all learn together. Youth spend large amounts of time with Peers, who are learning about themselves as they grow up.
2. James Ingraham, a Florida middle school student was paddled more than 20 times while being restrained by two assistant principals. The student required medical attention after the punishment.
Physical tactics and restraints with jail like disciplinary makes up for future incarceration. Pushing students for the better is different from punishing them till it's felt they will get better. Schools are not fairly punishing students but depriving them of
Student behavior and discipline in the classroom have been impacted by legislation and litigation as was discussed in an article written by Mitchell Yell and Michael Rozalski, The Impact of Legislation and Litigation on Disciple and Student Behavior in the Classroom. The authors believe that all students should receive their education in safe, orderly, and well-disciplined schools but maintaining these environments has become a major challenge for educators (Yell, M & Rozalski, M, 2008). Most states have laws that govern discipline in schools which also protect the rights of students in public education (Yell, et.al, 2008). These state laws control the actions of school officials when they carry out certain discipline-related functions, such as gathering evidence (e.g., searching students, their lockers, or their personal property), seizing contraband from students’ backpacks, or conducting any administrative actions that restrict a student’s property interest to attend school (e.g., suspension, expulsion) (Yell, et.al, 2008). A student’s entitlement under state law to a public education is
In the article, The Principle And The Paddle, by Newsweek, it talks about how one Principle named David Nixon used a wooden paddle whenever the students would commit a major offense. With “nearly 90 percent of the kids at John C live[ing] below the poverty line”(Newsweek 1), it can imply that the students amount of deviance is pretty high. But since Nixon has taken over the school as principal he managed to turn the school around and “...most parents and teacher will tell you he couldn’t have pulled off such a turnaround without his wooden paddle.”(1). Usually the reason for executing corporal punishment is because there is a large rate of students getting into some kind of trouble. Before he has came to the school “students made more than
Do you remember that old school education? Can you think back to those strict days of paddles, switches, and rulers? You might ask, what could a whack from a 12-inch ruler teach a second grader? In those hardcore days, many students, who were like me, learned discipline through excruciating pain, but even though there were negative implications, there were also positive advantages that resulted from an agonizing whack.
Based on Roald Dahl’s novel, Matilda is the story of an unwanted girl born to abusive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, that want nothing to do with her. The incredible conniving Mr. Wormwood, played by David Birch, is a used car salesman who will sell a lemon to anyone to make some quick cash. Mrs. Wormwood, played by Marianne Benedict, is so caught up in her ballroom dancing championships that she totally neglects the fact that she is so visibly pregnant. However, the child she gives birth to is Matilda Wormwood and she is an exceptional little girl with mind powers and an innate ability to read and tell stories. Later on Matilda is sent to a dreadful school under the leadership of the callous headmaster, Miss Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull, played by David Shannon, is tyrannical and merciless in her approach to dealing with children and even goes as far to say the phrase “Children are
PARAGRAPH 1 Corporal punishment has been used excessively in the past, changing the way people look at it. In the article, “Corporal Punishment Still Used in Florida”, an incident happened when a mother gave the school permission to paddle her fourth-grade son. After finding out that there were bruises on her son’s behind, she regretted letting the school paddle her son. She didn’t know she was putting her son in danger when she allowed the school to paddle him. Jones, later on, stated, "There's got to be other ways to discipline kids." (----). Jones was expecting her son to get little swats if he acted up, not huge welts on his behind after being “disciplined”. The punishment went way too far. Another piece of evidence is shown in the
Classroom discipline and management literature review Introduction It is a fact that classroom management and discipline has always been a challenge to pre-service teachers as they do not know and have not acquired the necessary skills to deal with unruly learners effectively. Often so, teachers in service use strategies that are incorrect or rather unacceptable; whether this is done intentionally or under certain desperation to gain control and respect of the learners. It is prevalent across the globe. Although the South African system has used corporal punishment for many years to maintain discipline and management in the classroom; there have always been other alternative ways which are effective and better as opposed to the harsh way of discipline. The Constitution of South Africa specifically banned the use of this harsh treatment because of the awareness that children are vulnerable and defenceless; therefore they are the ones who are at risk of being victims of crime, beatings and psychological trauma that are an ultimate result of being bullied by adults. My claim is that strategies used to maintain classrooms in public schools are not acceptable if they cause a negative effect to the development of our children. And I will argue that there are other alternatives that could be used to make sure that the classes run smooth and without causing any intimidation to either the learners or teachers in this industry, as the South African Journal of Education mentions that
School discipline is to ensure that students and the campus staff are safe and peaceful. According to the U.S. Department of Education on Rethinking Discipline (2017), “Teachers and students deserve school environments that are safe, supportive, and conducive to teaching and learning.” The idea is to decrease bad behavior and school violence which will lead to fewer suspensions and expulsions. There are rules and limitations when it comes to student discipline; there are acts in which students can and must be disciplined. For examples, if a student quality’s for special needs some different guidelines protect them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA). Furthermore, the Education Code, Section 48900 was implied to discipline students who committed any wrongful doing such as attempting or threatening to physical harm another person. In the case f any wrongfulness, the student is forced to be disciplined by being suspended or expulsed from school.
That sprint he just took might have just saved his life. He was muddled and petrified at the fact that someone was forcing him to drink underage. That one sip could have changed his life. He wouldn’t be able to go to the Ivy League he dreamed of. He wouldn’t