For Social Justice, schools in New York, Chicago, and California have replaced proven, traditional methods of discipline with hippy-dippy therapy sessions:
Convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites, New York City’s Department of Education has in all but the most serious and dangerous offenses replaced out-of-school suspensions with a touchy-feely alternative punishment called “restorative justice,” which isn’t really punishment at all. It’s therapy.
Most likely, they will be sent to a talking circle instead, where they can discuss their feelings.
So, the politicians and SJW’s feel gooder about themselves for being so progressive and enlightened; much as they do when they raise the minimum wage or settle disease-infected illegal immigrants into unwitting communities. And, as usual, the people who have the policies forced on them are the ones who suffer. As it turns out, letting thugs talk through their feelings with other thugs doesn’t make them any less thuggish. And sending them back into the classroom isn’t good for anyone.
Recently mandated “positive interventions” have only exacerbated discipline problems in the largely minority Santa Ana public school district, where middle-school kids now regularly smoke pot in bathrooms — some even in class — and attack staff — spitting on teachers, pelting them with eggs, even threatening to stab them, according to the Orange County Register.
Progressives: Is there anything they can’t f–k up?