In the Journal this morning, link, a report on a Legislative Finance Committee report suggesting that middle schools have slipped through the cracks; receiving little attention compared to emphasis placed on elementary school reading and high school graduation issues.
The reporter doesn't work for the Journal; the story came from the AP. That explains how the d word must have slipped through;
... disciplinary problems tend to increase during the middle school years.Were the Journal honest, they would investigate and report upon discipline in public schools; historically, contemporaneously and in future.
They, Editor in Chief Kent Walz et al,
have instead, been covering up problems for years; steadfastly refusing to report that APS doesn't even gather data on discipline issues; preferring to pretend they don't exist while addressing them.
Hiding a problem while trying to mitigate or eliminate it, makes the solution exponentially more difficult to find - if not impossible.
Trying to hide problems while solving them is central to APS' lack of success in problem solving in general. Ask anyone who knows.
photo Mark Bralley