The boys who were fighting were suspended for 10 days.
Have you heard about the two 7- year-old boys who were suspended from school for pointing pencils at each other while making shooting sounds?
You won't believe what a bill called “The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013" and introduced in the Maryland legislature is intended to accomplish. Think Pop-Tarts and guns.
Some of you may remember when Michelle Rhee addressed a group of new teachers back in 2010 and disclosed that when she was a second-grade teacher at Baltimore's Harlem Park Elementary, her class-management skills were so bad that she taped the mouths of her students. The incident didn't have any effect on Rhee's career as an education reformer, but a teacher in Ohio isn't going to be so lucky.
Here's a 1947 video on school discipline that you will find either illuminating or amusing, or both. It's one of the videos that educator Larry Ferlazzo has on his 2012 list of best videos for educators.