To be clear...
The plan addresses only the most violent and disruptive behaviors, comprised primarily of three groups of students:
- Students who physically assault staff and fellow students, often causing bodily injury.
- Students who bring weapons into school, creating an unsafe environment and threat of injury.
- Students who are chronically disruptive (and we are NOT talking about minor disruptions or those created by children with IEPs, but continual disruptions that are intentional and designed to create exactly the havoc they are currently wreaking), creating chaotic classrooms and/or school buildings, and negatively impacting every other students' NY state constitutional right to a sound education.
To that end, the "Be the Change" movement is striving to create a safe and orderly learning environment in our schools and advocating for intensively supportive programming for those students who fall into one of the three groups above - with the goal of providing them the social-emotional and academic skills that they need to be successful in school and in life. And we welcome all who want to join with us in the discussion.
And for those who assume that this is intentionally racist - with color never having been mentioned - we ask...
Why would YOU assume
that the kids impacted are minorities?