Charter Discipline: A Tale of Two Students
A demerit for not looking at the teacher after being reminded. A detention for drawing on a desk. An out-of-school suspension for dozing off instead of doing homework. Does penalizing students for a laundry list of common infractions—both minor and more serious—train students to be self-disciplined, or lead some to become disaffected from school?
At one Chicago charter school, the school community's verdict is mixed.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools, which runs 12 schools in Chicago, says its mission is to "prepare low-income students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives, and serve as a catalyst for...
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