Superintendents or principals who fail to comply with the law would have their contracts terminated under the proposal.
The goal is to "show them that crime doesn’t pay," Green said. "We have a lot of forks in the road in our lives. One bad decision can ruin a young person’s entire life. Showing them the consequences might be enough to deter them from taking that wrong turn." ...
"School people are wondering who would bear the costs," (Green) said. "Schools are already under a tight crunch for money as it is to provide education. Added costs that will probably be the biggest deterrent in passage of the bill."
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
SENDING YOUR KIDS TO PRISON
A Missouri state senator wants to do just that. Tim Green, a Democrat from St. Louis, is pushing a bill that would force public school to take all ninth-grade students to a state prison. According to Show-Me News:
The biggest deterrent should be the fact that so-called "scared straight" programs don't work.