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News and Opinion Jul 29, 2013

Dr. Pamela Cantor Prescribes Alternatives to Treating Students like Criminals

District Administration

“There are alternatives to meting out punishment that treats our school children like criminals. Instead of sending students to the principal’s office or worse—calling police into classrooms to deal with disorderly conduct—schools can equip their teachers with tools proven to create safe, supportive learning environments and defuse disruption. The very things that mitigate student stress and bad behavior make a school what it’s supposed to be: a healthy and productive place to learn.”

Click on the link below to read the article from the August 2013 issue of District Administration Magazine.

Police and punishment: Strategic alternatives for schools