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Old-fashioned discipline needed for behavior problems

Modified: April 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm •  Published: April 27, 2013

Regarding “OKC principal resigns after large-scale tardiness effort” (News, April 23): A principal tries to remedy the tardiness problem and gets fired. Really? This is the problem with our school districts. I know that she “resigned,” but you know that means a “forced resignation.” The administrators didn't like the action she took so they sent out an email stating, “Administration will work on using positive interventions to stress the importance of being on time.” In other words, they fired her because she tried something unique to get the attention of these kids and their parents.

Good old-fashioned discipline works if we only let the teachers have that opportunity. This is why schools have these types of behavior problems. They want to have a sit-down chat instead of using discipline. Leave the principal alone and let her do her job; it might actually work.

Nancy Roy, Choctaw

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