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School Discipline

Long gone are the days where teachers and school officials could raise a paddle to students behaving badly. Today, in all but a few states the practice of corporal punishment is outlawed and schools must now determine ways to account for student misbehavior -- especially in light of a growing number of on-campus crimes by students. This section provides a historical account of school discipline and punishment, as well as a look at how school discipline has changes from external punishment to a reward based system over the years. This section also provides tips on locating school discipline policies and what to do when you believe school discipline has gone too far. Click the links below to learn more.