A new state law went into effect, changing how schools handle discipline. It went from a consequence-based system to a restorative system, where the teacher must teach the students how to be members of the community and help them graduate.
Why is this the teacher’s responsibility? Shouldn’t children be learning these important values at home first, with the teacher as reinforcement?
I understand parents can’t sit next to their child in school to ensure that he or she is behaving in the same manner as they are expected to behave at home; however, I think that is part of the issue. Some parents got lazy over the years. They allow their kids to play hour upon hour of videogames, where they’re picking up foul language and learning how to talk back to other gamers, which carries over into life outside of a videogame.
If there is no structure in the home and the parents do not enforce rules, respect for others, and important values and life lessons — our responsibility as a parent to teach – they go to school behaving this same way.
They are disruptive, disrespectful and prevent other children that want to learn from doing just that, because the teacher must stop teaching to handle the situation. I understand why teachers want out.