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We Hear You: Bringing Discipline Back to the Nation’s Public Schools

Dear Daily Signal: Efficient and excellent teaching and learning cannot happen in a classroom without strict and proper discipline, as Jonathan Butcher suggests in his commentary (“Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance”). When unruly students disrupt classes, teaching and learning stop.

For such students to learn better behavior and improve their own learning, there must be consequences to repeated disruptive behavior, and it shouldn’t have anything to do with race, etc., just the behavior.

But to say student X cannot be disciplined for bad behavior because he is black and 10 black students have already been disciplined but only seven white students, is the most asinine reasoning possible.—Marilyn Griffin


This education policy has given free rein to some students to create more violence in our schools, which is happening daily. As a former educator, I can testify to how it was before this asinine directive was issued and how it is now.—Cheryl Detar

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