September 12, 2020

Virtual suspensions. Mask rules. More trauma. Why some worry a student discipline crisis is on the horizon

As America’s students head back into their virtual or real-life classrooms, new rules await.

In Jacksonville, Florida, students who don’t wear a mask repeatedly could be removed from school and made to learn online. In some Texas districts, intentionally coughing on someone can be classified as assault. In Memphis, minor misbehaviors could land students in an online “supervised study.”

It’s amounting to a flood of changes to school rules and discipline codes at a time of heightened stress for students, parents, and teachers…

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