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ERIC Number: ED128513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-15
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
[Violence in the Schools and Public/School Policies.]
Kemble, Eugenia
The issue of school violence as well as the various public policies and school policies which have an impact on several issues are addressed in this paper. These issues are school suspensions, the distinctions between youth and adult crime, the question of who is to blame for student actions, and which institutions and individuals should be held responsible for what takes place in schools. Youth crime in the schools is high and on the rise. The cost of this crime to the public schools is estimated to be about $600 million a year. While this side of the coin is presented, the series of court decisions and a number of reports which criticize the public schools for the way they handle disruptive students is given as well. These place added burdens on public school officials and fail to grapple with the inadequate resources and facilities of the public schools, especially in a period of an economic crunch. Another aspect of the problem relates to a reanalysis of how the courts should deal with youth crime. While not particularly a school question, the two are closely related. It is concluded that school violence is not simply a school problem, but it is tied to large social problems. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Speech made at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Educational Research and Development (December 1975)