Friday, January 21, 2011

Fines for Disruptive Behavior - A Discussion Prompt

Today's episode of CNN Student News ends with a quick story about some schools in Texas issuing fines of up to 500 dollars for poor conduct in school. As you might guess, some parents and students are not happy about this at all. The video is embedded below.


Applications for Education
This is a current events story that students can really relate to. If you're having a current events discussion in your classroom today, bring this story up and let your students share their thoughts about the idea of paying fines for misbehavior in school.