The Answer Sheet: Discipline


Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Texas student fined $637 for cursing in class

A student was slapped with $637 in fines for cursing in class. Is it a good or bad idea for schools to fine kids for this?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:10 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discipline | Tags:  cursing, cursing in class, cussing, discipline, school discipline, student fined for cursing, swearing

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Tunisia bans spanking (even by parents)

Talk about government involvement in the home: Tunisia lawmakers have voted to ban spanking of children by anybody, parents included.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discipline, Discipline | Tags:  ban on spanking, corporal punishment, should kids be spanked?, tunisia bans spanking

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010

Consequences for playing 'Beat the Jew'

What should the consequences be for high school seniors who concoct a game called “Beat the Jew,” advertise it on line, and then play it by dividing kids up into “Nazis,” who chase and try to capture a runner labeled a “Jew"?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discipline | Tags:  beat the jew, jews and game, jews and nazis, kids play beat the jew game