Yet another mindless and misguided application of a bastardized version of behaviorism. LA voted to end a policy that imposed the following penalties for being tardy:
- Fines up to $800.
- Police search, cuff, and detain students.
- Required court appearances so kids could miss more school time and parents could miss work.
We applaud the student activists that protested this policy, often wearing orange prison jumpsuits. Civil rights activists also point out the disproportionate penalties applied to black and Latino students. Another example of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Police and the courts have bigger issues to deal with, and we are glad to see a return to reason.
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