There is a saying that goes, “The purity
of theory is no match for the mess of reality.” I recognize that there is some
truth to this, and also recognize that if we don’t have theory to guide us, we
are like a ship without a rudder. The following documents are shared below to help provide a guide, or a “rudder”, for the
emerging ideas about how to implement Restorative Justice values and principles
in a school setting. This page is always "under construction", and I'll be adding new articles here from time to time.
Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline View
FEBRUARY 24, 2014 - Council of State Governments, Justice Center
Disruptive behavior continues to be one of the most challenging issues that schools face today. Even one seriously incompliant student can threaten teaching and learning for the rest of the class.
Mar 3, 2014, 7:19 AM
Boulder DA: Police should step back from school discipline. View
Boulder D.A. Stan Garnett says that Police should step back from school discipline, and stop over-criminalizing school discipline issues, by utilizing restorative practices.
Survey Results Released on 450 School Administrators’ Perspectives: Behavior Management, Mentoring Rated Top Ways to Improve School Discipline View
The survey was conducted in partnership with the AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and resulted in more than 450 school administrators sharing their thoughts about how to improve their districts’ approach to school discipline.