Dr. Maurice Elias interviews Dr. Brian Smith of the Committee for Children about the importance of restorative practices which offer hopeful solutions and alternatives to punitive discipline. This is particularly important in the equitable treatment of all students regardless of their race or ethnicity.Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, November 23, 2016Description:
“Suspension rates increased dramatically in the 1990s as schools embraced zero-tolerance discipline policies. But these are approaches that criminalize misbehavior without reducing it. This kind of punitive discipline is a failed strategy that harms the education of millions of students, especially the most disadvantaged.”Read the full article here!