New Principal Suspends Nearly Half The School To Correct Truancy Problem

New Principal Suspends Nearly Half The School To Correct Truancy Problem

Pennsylvania high school principal Lisa Love deserved a hearty round of applause for being exceptionally and impressively dedicated to truly doing her very best to push her students toward ultimate achievement and success.

As reported by PennLive, last week the Harrisburg High School principal,  who reportedly began leading the school three months ago, issued suspension notices to 500 of the school’s 1,100 students for having “racked up too many unexcused absences.”

It was her her way of telling them that she was finished tolerating their behavior.

“The problem I’ve noticed here as principal is that students are coming to school but they are not going to classes when they get here,” she said during a meeting with parents last Wednesday. “Many parents send their kids to school and they’re thinking they’re going to class. I needed to reach out because of the enormous number not going to class.”

“If you’re not in class, all you’re here to do then is to wreak havoc upon the school and disrupt the work that we are trying to do here,” she added, “and that’s to focus on student achievement.”

See now why this woman deserved applause? Unlike many of her peers in the educational system, who have begun prioritizing so-called “restorative justice” over traditional discipline, Love believed that tough love works best. And she was right, though not everyone agreed with her approach.

Listen to her statements below:

“What does that teach them?” one mother reportedly complained. “They’ve got senior projects to do.”

To answer her question, consider that the suspensions were only handed out to students who missed at least 35 classes within the past quarter, which covered 45 days, according to PennLive. Considering that each student was supposed to attend seven classes a day, this meant that the mother’s son or daughter had missed nearly a week’s worth of classes.

Here’s a question for her: What did that teach your child?

It taught him or her that rules don’t matter — and that it was perfectly OK not to take schooling seriously. Except that it was not OK. If anything, it was self-destructive, since a solid education is the cornerstone to success in contemporary society.

This brings us back to principal Lisa Love’s suspensions. They taught her students that rules do matter. So does an education.

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