Tommy Raskin is a contributor to the Good Men Project and co-hosts The Angle on WAMH 89.3 FM in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Let’s take young first-time offenders out of restrictive detention centers and put their variety of talents to good use.
Addressing student discontent, from the outset, is far more productive than enraging children with suspensions that only increase their ruthlessness.
If students today must emulate an elite body, let it be the anti-elitist moral elite, the folks who refuse to crassly “pull rank” with their various gifts and instead use them to improve society for everyone.
The honor roll is an indefensible obstacle to student progress.