Monday, August 22, 2011

In Texas, school misbehavior could be criminal

I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post that details how police in Texas offer Class C misdemeanor citations for offensive language, class disruption, schoolyard fights. These students land in court with fines of up to $500.

Federal officials recently announced an initiative to break what many call the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Suspensions, expulsions and arrests are used too often to enforce school order, officials said.

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