Hawai’i’s daily newspaper The Star Advertiser published an oped I wrote on Sunday February 3, 2013, about the need for restorative justice in schools. The piece is reprinted below.
Howard Zehr also wrote an interesting blog about “Restoration is a metaphor” recently https://emu.edu/now/restorative-justice/2013/01/31/restoration-is-a-metaphor/ and in it he announced a webinar will air on February 27, 2013 [...]
This was written in response to Paul Bruno’s, This Week in Education blog ‘Restorative Justice’ V. PSIS: http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2012/11/bruno-the-perils-of-restorative-justice.html
Thank you for expressing your opinion on this Mr. Bruno. As suggested by some, and I agree, restorative justice and positive behavior support approaches are consistent and compliment each other.
Instead of framing this as: “’Restorative [...]
Thank you for expressing your opinion on this Mr. Bruno. Alternatively please consider that restorative justice and positive behavior support approaches for schools are consistent and that they compliment each other.
Instead of framing this as: “’Restorative Justice’ Vs. PBIS,” I suggest: “Restorative Justice for Positive Behavior Support” and have just published an individual blog [...]
On October 13, 2009 the San Franciso Unified School District unanimously voted to “develop a plan designed to replace some student suspensions with more “restorative” repercussions.” Instead of simply suspending students who violate school rules, restorative interventions will be used.
Restorative justice interventions are especially relevant and necessary for youth. Who can deny that childhood and teen [...]
I write this from Barcelona where it is a bright sunny morning.
Here is a good piece on Colorado’s experience applying a zero tolerance approach at schools post the Columbine School killings: http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_12179638
The idea of zero tolerance reflects a zero vision of reality. While of course guns should not be allowed at schools, imposing blanket punishments [...]