Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Warped School Safety Program.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has weakened both school discipline codes and school safety rules since he took control of the New York City Public Schools. Under the Mayor, he has made schools increasingly unsafe.
First, he allowed students to carry cellphones in school and this has proven a distraction to classroom learning. Especially, in low achieving schools.
Second, he reduced suspensions by schools by requiring principals to get DOE permission before a school can suspend a student.
Third, he drastically reduced students carrying weapons from being arrested or suspended.
Finally, he has now imposed useless 'warning cards" for arrestable actions, like drug possession or disorderly conduct.
I feel sorry for parents who have academically proficient students and must suffer the distractions, chaos, and safety issues that Mayor Bill de Blasio has brought to the New York City Public Schools.