School Discipline and Safety

School Discipline and Safety

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Education of America's school children always has been and always will be a hot-button issue. From what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools, impassioned debates emerge and mushroom, both within the scholarly community and among the general public. This volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of school discipline and safety. Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as child abuse reporting, corporal punishment, student uniforms, zero tolerance policies, and more. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay by the volume editor, followed by point/counterpoint articles written and signed by invited experts, and concludes with Further Readings and Resources, thus providing readers with views on multiple sides of school discipline and safety issues and pointing them toward more in-depth resources for further exploration.In the point essay, the author argues that school boards can and should adopt dress code policies that focus on student safety. The point essay contends that educational officials have wide latitude in adopting dress code policies as long asanbsp;...

Title:School Discipline and Safety
Author:Suzanne E. Eckes, Charles J. Russo
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2012-08-14


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