Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for Punishment in Our Schools :A Handbook for Parents, Students, Educators, and Citizens

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The New Press #ad - Sure to become the focus of controversy, Zero Tolerance presents a passionate, multifaceted argument against the militarization of our schools. Jesse L. Ironically, as this timely collection makes clear, in part because the first casualties of these measures are the central, recent research indicates that as schools adopt more zero tolerance policies they in fact become less safe, critical relationships between teacher and student and between school and community.

Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for Punishment in Our Schools :A Handbook for Parents, Students, Educators, and Citizens #ad - Zero tolerance assembles prominent educators and intellectuals, including the Rev. Used book in Good Condition. Zero tolerance” began as a prohibition against guns, but it has quickly expanded into a frenzy of punishment and tougher disciplinary measures in American schools. Jackson, Sr. Free speech, and community activists, to show that the vast majority of students expelled from schools under new disciplinary measures are sent home for nonviolent violations; that the rush to judge and punish disproportionately affects black and Latino children; and that the new disciplinary ethos is eroding constitutional protections of privacy, and Patricia Williams, students, Michelle Fine, along with teachers, and due process.

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Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear Youth, Crime, and Justice

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NYU Press #ad - You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices: zero-tolerance policies, and arrests, and mandatory suspensions, expulsions, random searches with drug-sniffing dogs, despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades. Furthermore, those students who are most at-risk of problems in schools and dropping out are the ones who are most affected by these counterproductive policies.

Our schools and our students can and should be safe, and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so. Used book in Good Condition. As a result, contemporary school discipline is often unhelpful, and can be hurtful to students in ways likely to make schools more violent places. Based on years of impressive field research, Kupchik demonstrates that the policies we have zealously adopted in schools across the country are the opposite of the strategies that are known to successfully reduce student misbehavior and violence.

Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear Youth, Crime, and Justice #ad - While most educators, students, and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe, Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more carefully about how we protect and punish students. In homeroom security, kupchik shows that these policies lead schools to prioritize the rules instead of students, so that students’ real problems—often the very reasons for their misbehavior—get ignored.

. Police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of today’s high schools.

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The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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University of California Press #ad - In the prison school, she asks how schools and prisons became so intertwined. What does this mean for students, communities, and a democratic society? And how do we unravel the ties that bind the racialized realities of school failure and mass incarceration? Used book in Good Condition. By examining this school in the local and national context, Lizbet Simmons shows how young black males are in the liminal state of losing educational affiliation while being caught in the net of correctional control.

Nowhere, perhaps, has the war on crime been more influential in broadening racialized academic and socioeconomic disparity than in New Orleans, Louisiana, where in 2002 the criminal sheriff opened his own public school at the Orleans Parish Prison. As public schools and offices of justice have become collaborators in punishment, rates of African American suspension and expulsion have soared, dropout rates have accelerated, and prison populations have exploded.

The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration #ad - . The prison school, ” as locals called it, enrolled low-income African American boys who had been removed from regular public schools because of nonviolent disciplinary offenses, such as tardiness and insubordination. University of California Press. Public schools across the nation have turned to the criminal justice system as a gold standard of discipline.

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Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary Edition

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Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development #ad - Kohn contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach in which we work with students to create caring communities where decisions are made together. Beyond discipline has earned the status of an education classic, a vital alternative to all the traditional manuals that consist of techniques for imposing control.

Used book in Good Condition. Since then, his path-breaking book has invited hundreds of thousands of educators to question the assumption that problems in the classroom are always the fault of students who don't do what they're told; instead, it may be necessary to reconsider what it is that they've been told to do--or to learn.

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary Edition #ad - Packed with stories from real classrooms around the country, seasoned with humor and grounded in a vision as practical as it is optimistic, Beyond Discipline shows how students are most likely to flourish in schools that have moved toward collaborative problem solving--and beyond discipline. Some may advocate the use of carrots rather than sticks; some may refer to punishments as "logical consequences.

But virtually all take for granted that the teacher must be in control of the classroom, and that what we need are strategies to get students to comply with the adult's expectations. Alfie kohn challenged these widely accepted premises, and with them the very idea of classroom "management, " when the original edition of Beyond Discipline was published in 1996.

Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. For this 10th anniversary edition, Kohn adds a new afterword that expands on the book's central themes and responds to questions from readers.

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The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools Intersections

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NYU Press #ad - The bully society is a call to reclaim America’s schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large. Heartbreaking interviews illuminate how both boys and girls obtain status by acting “masculine”—displaying aggression at one another’s expense as both students and adults police one another to uphold gender stereotypes.

Choice's outstanding academic title list for 2013 in today’s schools, respectful, kids bullying kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, and kind earns them no respect. Klein shows that the aggressive ritual of gender policing in american culture creates emotional damage that perpetuates violence through revenge, self-cutting, manifesting in high rates of suicide, and that this cycle is the main cause of not only the many school shootings that have shocked America, eating disorders, anxiety, truancy, depression, but also related problems in schools, and substance abuse.

The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools Intersections #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. After two decades working in schools as a school social worker and professor, Klein proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends—transforming school bully societies into compassionate communities. Jessie klein makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of a society that actually promotes aggressive and competitive behavior.

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Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With both heart and smarts, vicki Abeles showcases the courageous communities that are rejecting the childhood rat race and reclaiming health and learning Maria Shriver. The result will help students succeed, not just on the race to college—but for life. Vicki brought home how, and more ap courses than their classmates, better test scores, as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, they are damaging their own mental and physical health.

We see examples of teachers who have cut the workload in half and seen scores rise; parents who have taken the pressure off of their kids only to find their motivation and abilities rise on their own; schools that have instituted later start times so that the kids are getting the sleep they need able to learn more efficiently.

Now in paperback, the new york times bestseller from Race to Nowhere director Vicki Abeles about how our schools can revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime. Race to nowhere, an entire generation of american students is being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, creative, tapped into a widespread problem in our nation’s schools: From high school to kindergarten, Vicki Abeles’s groundbreaking documentary about our educational system, and responsive to a changing world.

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation #ad - Everyone is aware that the educational system is broken, and Beyond Measure reveals a personal, unique, on-the-ground perspective. Simon Schuster. From limiting the number of ap courses a college will consider to eliminating the competitive need to “do more than the next kid” and shifting emphasis in the admissions process to essay options over test scores.

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School Law: What Every Educator Should Know, A User-Friendly Guide

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Pearson #ad - Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. Little Jr. Kokomo-center schools, Kokomo, IN Used book in Good Condition. Make the law work for you… “with its question/answer format, this book provides a general overview of how the legal system applies to the practice of education, considering many questions one might not think to ask.

Meghan M. The authors offer friendly translations of legal jargon into everyday English, empowering educators to take the law constructively into their own hands and use it as a source of guidance and protection to improve their schools and classrooms. Reilly, andover high school, andover, ma    “there is an excellent balance of legal citations in contrast with specific examples that almost every instructor can relate to in their experience as a classroom teacher.

Thomas J. Do teachers have a right to dress as they wish? can social studies teachers be prohibited from discussing controversial issues? when can copyrighted works be copied without permission?   if you’ve ever pondered these or other questions of law, Discipline, Due Process, constitutions, A User-Friendly Guide, Search and Seizure, Dress and Grooming, and Leslie Stellman demystify educational law one question at a time and provide clarity to hundreds of topics that affect teachers today—NCLB, you need to know the right answers! In School Law: What Every Educator Should Know, Louis Fischer, Academic Freedom, David Schimmel, Vouchers, School Choice, to Harassment and Child Abuse—encompassing law established by state and federal statutes, Liability for Student Injuries, and court decisions.

School Law: What Every Educator Should Know, A User-Friendly Guide #ad - School law: what every educator should know, field experience, and classroom management, A User-Friendly Guide is a powerful reference every educator can use and is a perfect resource for seminars and courses in Education Foundations, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Student Teaching Practicum, School Counseling, where knowledge of core legal concepts is important.

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We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

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Beacon Press #ad - University of California Press. Simon Schuster. Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, oppression, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, grit labs, acronyms, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex. To dismantle the educational survival complex and to achieve educational freedom—not merely reform—teachers, and community leaders must approach education with the imagination, parents, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist.

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom #ad - Following in the tradition of activists like ella baker, bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, We Want to Do More Than Survive introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice. She argues that the uS educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color.

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Closing the School Discipline Gap: Equitable Remedies for Excessive Exclusion Disability, Culture, and Equity Series

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Teachers College Press #ad - The research presented in this volume demonstrates that disciplinary policies and practices that schools control directly exacerbate today’s profound inequities in educational opportunity and outcomes. Examines school policies and practices that lead generations of African-American and Latino youth into the school-to-prison pipeline.

Educators remove over 3. 45 million students from school annually for disciplinary reasons, despite strong evidence that school suspension policies are harmful to students. Simon Schuster. Part i explores how suspensions flow along the lines of race, gender, and disability status. University of California Press.

Closing the School Discipline Gap: Equitable Remedies for Excessive Exclusion Disability, Culture, and Equity Series #ad - . Connects the research presented to real changes that can be made to federal, state, and district policies. Part ii examines potential remedies that show great promise, including a district-wide approach in Cleveland, Ohio, aimed at social and emotional learning strategies. Offers evidence-based interventions for reducing excessive and disparate out-of-school suspensions.

Book features: Shows the academic and social costs of excessive disciplinary exclusion. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire

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Penguin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. Teachers College Press. Empire, by interconnecting more areas of life, allowing different groups to form a multitude, is actually creating the possibility for a new kind of democracy, with the power to forge a democratic alternative to the present world order. Exhilarating in its optimism and depth of insight, Multitude consolidates Hardt and Negri’s stature as two of the most important political philosophers at work in the world today.

Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire #ad - University of California Press. In their international bestseller empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of empire in an age of “american empire”? Has fear become our permanent condition and democracy an impossible dream? Such pessimism is profoundly mistaken, the authors argue.

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