ERIC Number: ED207196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
Student Discipline and Other Related Concerns of the Public Schools of New Mexico.
In an investigation authorized by a 1980 state law, the Legislative Education Study Committee of New Mexico, gathered testimony on student conduct and discipline issues in the local public schools. This report presents a summary of the committee's public hearings, in which parents, teachers, administrators, and community members testified. Contrary to expectations, little testimony dealt with the actual status of discipline in the public schools; considerably more testimony consisted of suggestions and recommendations about how to improve discipline. Major issues included disruption of schools by non-students, attendance problems, social promotion (where students are promoted without having mastered academic skills), corporal punishment, in-school suspension procedures, parental involvement, school academic standards, and vocational education. The report concludes with specific recommendations for legislative and school district actions. Attached to the report are a list of the suggestions received in testimony, data on hearings attendance, and a copy of the bill authorizing the investigation. (JEH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Legislature, Santa Fe. Legislative Education Study Committee.
Identifiers: Disruption; New Mexico
Note: Report of the Legislative Education Study Committee to the Thirty-Fifth Legislature, First Session, in response to Senate Finance Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 11 of the Thirty-Fourth Legislature, Second Session.