Yes, you read that headline correctly. It is will soon be illegal in California for both public and charter schools to suspend disruptive students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Has the state of California total lost all common sense? How will they ever enforce this? Have a listen at the explanation in the below video.
It is sad when #CaDems claim to be the party of students and teachers, yet pass ridiculous laws. This bill was one of the issues discussed in my meeting with California teachers this past convention. https://t.co/CY2FdBbeI7
— Jessica Millan Patterson (@millanpatterson) September 10, 2019
California students in kindergarten through eighth grade can no longer be suspended for “willful defiance,” under a new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday.
Senate Bill 419 will make it illegal for public and charter schools to suspend students for “willful defiance.” According to the San Diego Unified School District, willful defiance is defined as “disrupting school activities or otherwise refusing to follow the valid authority of school personnel.”
For example, if a student refuses a teacher’s request to take off his or her hat or hoodie in the classroom, that would fall under willful defiance.
Senator Nancy Skinner from Berkeley wrote the bill and she said, “Ending willful defiance suspensions will keep kids in school where they belong and where teachers and counselors can help them thrive.” Keep Reading More Here
I worked in a school 37 years. When a disruptive student is allowed to stay in class (and, listen, you can’t even imagine some of these disruptions), it is totally unfair to every OTHER kid in that class who wants to learn and behaves the right way.
— wfhound (@wfhound) September 11, 2019
How will we have a society with respectable adults if they are not held accountable for their actions during a very key stage of their young lives? What does the very liberal Governor Newsom think that this will accomplish? Who will support and protect the educators?
We can’t wait to see how this works out.