Tag Archives: Willful Defiance

The End of ‘Willful Defiance’ School Punishments (Sort of)

When a child gets in trouble at Cherokee Point Elementary School, Principal Godwin Higa, talks quietly to the student to sort things out. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Mario Koran On this, most school officials agree: “Willful defiance,” a … Continue reading

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A New School of Thought on Discipline

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Mario Koran A report by the Harvard researchers who visited San Diego Unified says it best: The tough-on-crime, zero tolerance policies America used to fight the war on drugs in the past few decades shifted to … Continue reading

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Traveling Theater Troupe Sparks Conversations About School Discipline

Actors from the interactive play ZERO, which focuses on the problem of over suspension in Sacramento public schools. (L to R) Crandal Rankins, Alise Guilford, Sophia Hicks, Roman Allen, Steven Daugherty, Spenser Bradley, Bahni Turpin. | Photo Courtesy of Aces … Continue reading

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Bill Would Limit Suspensions for ‘Willful Defiance’

By Kyla Calvert Students can be suspended in California for 24 types of offenses. They include causing physical harm, bullying and theft. But 48 percent of the state’s suspensions during the 2011-12 school year were willful defiance or disruption. The … Continue reading

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