I don’t think I have ever posted about an article – let alone an editorial – in the local Brandon Sun, but this editorial, which coincided with stats about suspensions in Brandon schools, was actually a good one. It praised the hard work of teachers, but also raised some valid concerns about zero tolerance and safety issues often prompted by fear and overreaction. An excerpt;
We believe that the hard-working teachers and staff who go in every day to face hormone-addled youth are doing a great job, too. Teaching is part science, part art — dealing with a few hundred teenagers every day is near wizardry.
We do worry about some of the zero-tolerance attitude that has cropped up among school administrators and political meddlers, however.