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11-year-old forced to clean toilets by school as punishment

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The mother of an 11-year-old boy is outraged after finding out her child was forced to clean toilets during detention. Henry Hawkins, a fifth grader at Longfields Elementary School in Forestville, MD, says an argument with a classmate led to the punishment. 

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Report: Spanking leads to bad behavior

New evidence shows that spanking may lead to bad behavior. Using a nationally represented sample, researchers interview 1,933 parents when their children were 3 and 5 years old. They gathered data based on how often they spanked their children.

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Kiera Wilmot Speaks Out On Science Experiment Arrest, Aftermath

After making headlines across the country, Kiera Wilmot has spoken out on her harrowing ordeal.

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L.A. Unified School District Votes to Ban Suspensions for “Willful Defiance”

The Los Angeles Unified School board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for “willful defiance,” directing school officials to use other disciplinary methods that don’t force students to miss valuable class time over fairly minor infractions.

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Brooklyn Teacher Fined $10,000 For Letting 3rd Grader Hit Bully Back

A Brooklyn teacher has been fined $10,000 for encouraging one of her students to strike back against a bully. She allegedly asked the 8 year-old bully to stand up, and then directed the victimized child to hit him.

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HS Senior Wesley Teague Suspended For Tweet Criticizing His High School’s Sports Team

A senior at Heights HS in Wichita, Kansas, Wesley Teague criticized his high school’s sports team on twitter on May 2, 2013. His tweet resulted in his suspension! This story begs the question; are our students being taught anymore or are they just going to school to be disciplined?

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Outraged Parents Say Son’s Teacher Made Him Lick Desk Clean for Drawing On It

Parents of a Troy, New York elementary student were outraged to learn that their son’s teacher forced him to clean a desk with his tongue as punishment for drawing on it.

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Guest Post

A 16 Year-old Black Girl, The Criminalization Of Students, And The Push For STEM Studies

Kim Moore on 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot’s failed science experiment, and subsequent expulsion and arrest: “What happened to Kiera calls into question a larger problem, that of the Zero Tolerance policies and school-based arrests that have been implemented in schools throughout the U.S. and have ultimately criminalized students, particularly students of color.”

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Teen Girl Charged w/ Felony Over Ill-Advised Science Experiment

Florida teenager Kiera Wilmot had good grade; and a clean behavioral record until she tried an ill-advised science experiment on school grounds. Her punishment: expulsion, and felony charges! Does Kiera deserve such a harsh punishment?

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