Saturday, July 4, 2015

Punishing Student Drinking

READER POLL

Should high school students become ineligible for sports or other activities for bad behavior off-campus?

Yes, situation in Haddonfield had gotten out of control
 
  107 (18.5%)
No, schools try too hard to do what parents should be doing
 
  129 (22.4%)
Yes, teenagers must learn bad behavior has consequences
 
  374 (64.8%)
No, that's too harsh if bad behavior didn't occur at school
 
  87 (15.1%)
Total votes = 577
Elsewhere on the site:
 
High school students have civil rights, too


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