One day, on a local radio station in Los Angeles, the host started an in depth conversation regarding the behaviors of students in various southern California schools, as well as, their failed academic success. The host opened the phone lines to the public asking the question, “What do you think should be done to solve these problems in education?”
Several listeners called in to the show to voice their suggestions including members from a few local school boards, former teachers, and other members of the community in the southern California areas.
There was a gamut of suggestions including, but not limited to, a return to capital punishment, charging parents a fine every time their child is sent to the office for misbehaving, affixing video cameras in classrooms to record students’ behaviors and then send copies to the misbehaving students’ parents by email or cell phone, parenting classes, teacher accountability programs, and the list went on. Someone even mentioned nutrition and stated some kids eat too much sugar and food that is deficient in vitamins and minerals, and this affects their attention span and emotional discipline.