I know I promised to stay away from politics and current affairs but I found this while reading the news. Unless you're likely to be stood down or suspended from school, it will be a cause for concern:
The Human Rights Commission is concerned about high numbers of students being expelled, however.
It wants to review schools' legal powers to discipline pupils and an independent body set up for students to appeal against schools' decisions.
Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan said she received many complaints from families upset about their child's suspension or expulsion. There was no independent appeal system if they did not agree with a decision.
-Fewer Pupils Suspended from Schools
Having been on the BOT, I'm sure many of these families who complain are often in denial or refuse to accept the blame for their children's faults. There are those who have legitimate complaints, but they already have a process they can follow to have a decision reviewed.
If disciplining children is considered as against human rights, how will we keep children at bay? Already smacking children looks set to be banned. You can't touch a child, you can't do this and that with a child. Very soon when they are untouchable, how will we control them?
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