Local Editorial about Education

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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.

from the Editorial: The Kids Are Alright from the December 30, Brandon Sun.

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