Why do inner city schools have more severe discipline problems than schools in other areas?
From my own teaching experience, and I've taught in all types of areas, it seems as though the inner city students come from more broken homes where there is less discipline at home. Less discipline at home translates to more discipline problems at school because they aren't raised to know any better. But they're still good kids. From 14 years of teaching, some of my favorites are from inner city schools.
The demographics and socioeconomic status of most inner city schools is significantly different than other schools. Also, inner city schools tend to be overcrowded with larger less diverse student populations than schools in other areas. These larger populations usually translate to increased levels of consistent disruptive behaviors and discipline problems that escalate as children feed off each other and emulate the negative behaviors that so heavily influence them.
There's an unspoken reality not often mentioned about inner schools. They have to compete with the environment they're located in. Students see the hustler, gangsta or thugs on the street making bank -- sometimes a few feet away from the campus. They see them being feared and sometimes respected by the community. Some students see that power and see school as a joke that will not fulfill their immediate needs.
Also, many come from hard lives -- broken, dysfunctional families is a huge factor.
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
With the state of public schools the way they are in the United States, do you feel that corporalpunishment should be reinstituted in our public schools to discipline bad, incorrigible students? Why? Why not?
by jiberish8 years ago
Buffy Wicks is said to have ties to ACORN, this self-proclaimed “Walmart Slayer” Buffy uses her prestigious appointed position, with a handsome salary and job-related perks paid by American taxpayers, to slay...
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
high schools, should bullying be relegated to a criminal behavior in which there should be stricter penalties, even expulsion and exclusion from normal schools, instead be placed in a reformatory school, juvenile...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.