A fine mess at Noble Network of Charter Schools (NNCS) in the windy city. The organization operates 10 charter high schools in Chicago, serving about 6500 students. From 2008-2011 NNCS collected nearly $400,000 in fines from the high school ruffians for egregious conduct, including:
- Not tucking in shirt
- Tardy to class
- Potato chips brought to school
- Dozing in class
And our favorite infraction...not tying shoelaces properly.
About half of the kids fail the mandatory state exams each year, but they are really getting a great lesson in misapplied behaviorist theory.
STORY: Some Students Really Pay for Breaking the Rules