Your 2 Cents: Lawmaker: Schools To Be Allowed To Give Kids Community Service


Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 10:01 pm
By: News 9


A state senator is pushing a bill that would give school districts another option when punishing misbehaving students.  Instead of suspending or expelling them, schools could require them to do community service and perhaps include the parents in it. 

Here's what you had to say about it:

Darlene from Lone Wolf first, "Do you really think that parents who do not teach kids right from wrong are going to do community service with their out of control kids?"

But Brenda says, "Make the parents take responsibility for their brats and teach them all the consequences of unacceptable behavior."

Debbie of Edmond is skeptical, "And who is going to supervise these kids and their parents while they are doing the community service?"

Dawnda writes, "Working in a school I see quite a few kids happy when they get suspended. It's like a vacation to them."

And Renita adds, "Yes! So much yes! Teach responsibility not just that you can misbehave and get out of going to school."

Mallory in Norman writes, "I don't think that parents should be forced to work alongside the children. It's unreasonable to think something like that would work."

Sharon counters, "Parents at community service will give a much needed family time to the student which may not see his parents in that kind of role."

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's Your 2 cents.