Returning Authority To Teachers Shown To Be Positive

10/31/2001 | Education Week

Education Week explores Palm Beach County school district's move to allow teachers greater authority in disciplining students and finds that unruly students are more likely to behave if they aren't immediately sent to the principal's office. The conventional wisdom in education has held that centralizing discipline with administrators is the key to controlling students' behavior, but Palm Beach County may be on the vanguard of a new and more effective trend.

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