Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Bronx Teacher Comments on the Humiliation of Her Students

From a high school teacher in the Bronx. This is infuriating on so many levels. Another example of how "zero tolerance" disciplinary policies are spreading from charter schools to public schools
.. I noticed that some of my ADHD kids were coming back from lunch with a ton of energy when that used to be when they got rid of some of it. Turns out they're not allowed to go outside any more on our field during lunch. They're also not allowed to talk above a whisper, they can't go from table to table to talk with friends. No phones. No hats. Upper and lower classmen are separated. So now because of our extended day some kids are going from 8-4 without an opportunity to release some energy. It's disgusting