ERIC Number: ED244390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline in the Public Schools: Educator Responses to the Reagan Administration Policies.
ERS School Research Forum, Apr 1984
Included in this report is the complete text of the Cabinet Council on Human Resources (CCHR) memorandum entitled "Disorder in Our Public Schools," also known as the Bauer Report. The memorandum argues that the quality of public education in the United States is threatened by pervasive disorder in the schools. It also claims that school disorder is among the most significant and overlooked civil rights issues of the 1980's. Included with the memorandum are three recent remarks on discipline in public schools by President Reagan. In part II seven educators respond to the Bauer Report. They criticize the memorandum for being inflammatory, misusing dated data, and misleading the American public about the extent of student discipline problems. These educators point out that the real problem in the schools is not dramatic crime but ordinary routine student misbehavior. The critics also feel the report contains misjudged criticisms of school administrators. (MD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Crime, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, National Surveys, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Violence
Publications, Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 225-00010; $15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.