True education reform will take place when we all work together to make certain every single child is given the best, free and appropriate public education available. And that starts at home.
School should be a place of learning and joy and good memories, but when students have to live in constant fear of suspensions and expulsions for minor offenses–well, it takes its toll on everyone involved. It certainly isn’t helpful when everyone from the principal to the pre-school is at defcon 5 every minute, of every day.
All I’m saying is that maybe a switch of emphasis will help bring about the reform folks are looking for. Maybe it’s not reform of the same tired methods we need, as much as an utter revolution of ideas and emphasis?