As parents and teachers are getting more and more disgusted with student discipline — or the lack thereof — states are responding.
A new law in Kentucky, for example, allows for students to be suspended for profanity, “willful disobedience or defiance of the authority of the teachers or administrators,” “defacing school property” and alcohol and drug use, The Sentinel Echo reports.
It also mandates a year’s expulsion for violent threats and/or bringing a weapon to school.
The law was a highly popular bipartisan effort according to the report, but some invoked common left-wing arguments against it.
One was the Louisville Metro Council’s Kumar Rashad who said “students of color are disproportionately suspended,” and that the law “might lead to an increase in crime.”