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Jul 29, 2015

While I do not support these policies, I absolutely understand why they are used. It can be very difficult to tell how a situation began ("I don't know who started this fight..." etc) so it is easiest to not tolerate any fighting/drugs/whatever. Unfortunately schools often don't have the resources to properly deal with such problems, and are forced to take the easier and not as good but still fairly effective policies.

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3 votes,
Jul 29, 2015

My friend. I started fighting in 4th grade and never stopped. It kept me alive and let me live a good life. You can't teach life, either live it or hide.Oh, and leave me alone. That is not an order. just a preference. So your right. Do what you can and teach peace by example and calm thoughtful talking. Just never let the government do it. That is not there purpose. Police have very good people that make a difference. They can do more [the good ones] than most teachers.

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Jul 29, 2015

Could you please explain why you don't want the government to encourage peaceful and calm discussions over fighting?

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Jul 29, 2015

Yes. The government is not qualified or capable of understanding the different causes of human behavior. Yes, I just said they are stupid. They don't care. It is the family and community that does. Please don't tell me what I just said. It's too complicated for you to understand. That's a theory, not a fact.

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Feb 4, 2016

No one understands the "different causes of human behavior". Not government, not me, not you, not psychologists, not sociologists.

We'd like to pretend that every parent is competent. They are not. I agree that we should be VERY hesitant about schools teaching values, implicitly or explicitly, but a school that does not prepare a child to know that in the adult world you cannot indiscriminately hit people without serious reprisal is failing that child.

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Jul 29, 2015

I agree that the government is by far not the best qualified to teach empathy, and frequently makes bad decisions.

I don't see why you would ever argue *against* someone trying to help people help each other.

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Jul 29, 2015

Because they do too much harm. The government is a families worst nightmare. Research cps, checkpoints, nsa, dea, private prisons, fema, Governors, police violence against protesters, and the complete shredding of the Constitution. The lies about terrorists from abroad. The innocent women and children being killed by drone strikes. Why? The only ones I worry about are in our country carrying govt. id's.

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0 votes,
Feb 4, 2016

These are all the outcome of corporate priorities.

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0 votes,
Feb 4, 2016

The difficulty of justice is no excuse to not seek it. Increasing school resources instead would be more appropriate.

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