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Parents Livid After School Builds Cells for Unruly Kids

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A school in the UK is under scrutiny for their controversial "Guantanamo Bay-style" isolation cells for students who cause trouble. These classrooms have four partitioned areas where kids spend extended amounts of time facing a black wall as a punishment. One teacher said  it gives students "a chance to reflect on their behavior and strengthen their desire to meet expectations in future," adding, "It overwhelmingly achieves this in terms of pupils not returning for repeated isolations." One parent was so angry over his son's recent 'punishment' that he threatened to remove him from the school. "My son has never been in trouble," the dad said. "The first time he's done something and he gets told to go into isolation. The punishment doesn't fit the crime."

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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Dorothy October 13, 2008, 7:08 PM

What was the “Crime” ??

Anonymous October 13, 2008, 9:58 PM

Well I guess it depends on what “an extended amount of time” actually is. I really don’t see anything wrong with them being put in a different room away from the rest of their class. It is called in school suspension. We had that when I was in high school. We sat in a different room and did school work all day and we were not allowed to talk to anyone all day…not even at lunch. No harm in that.

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