Experts weigh in on recent school violence, teacher attacks
Three students were arrested Wednesday in three separate assaults on teachers and staff at Las Vegas Valley schools, the latest in a growing trend of violence throughout the Clark County School District that some experts and community leaders say is the culmination of a lack of comprehensive resources for children that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Questions persist about racially sensitive 'restorative' school discipline
The fight outside North High School in Denver was about to turn more violent as one girl wrapped a bike chain around her fist to strike the other. Just before the attacker used the weapon, school staff arrived and restrained her, ending the fight but not the story.
Samuel Song of the University of Nevada Las Vegas perceives school as a hierarchy, where students seek to obtain respect and popularity by putting others down. More often than not, minorities are at greater risk of being bullied and contemplating suicide, which the film tackles with great detail.
The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research
In 2014, the Obama Administration jolted the education world with a report detailing unfair and racist school discipline practices across the country. Sixteen percent of all black students were being suspended, more than three times the rate of white students.