At Huntington East Middle School, parents of students who commit non-violent, non-verbally abusive behavior are offered the option of so-called “reverse suspension,” which is when a parent spends the day by their child’s side at school. According to The Blaze, Principal Frank Barnett said this alternative to sending students home has cut down on suspensions by two-thirds and cut bad behavior incidents by half.
So why is “reverse suspension” effective?
As one mom said, “Who as a parent wants to sit in class? It’s embarrassing. It’s a good motivator to not have your parents come and sit with them.”
What do you think? Would it work at your local school? – Johnny Ray