Friday, February 24, 2012

Teens and Drinking

I think that the article we read in class was interesting. Teens were drinking outside of school and were caught and punished by the police and their parents. They were also punished in school for drinking outside of school. I think this was wrong and I know the principal was trying to make a point that teen drinking won't be tolerated. I think if the teens would already were punished by higher authorities such as the police the school shouldn't even worry about it because the problem is already being dealt with. I think that if the principal really wanted to advocate on why teen drinking was bad then he could have made assemblies and have people talk to students and/or provide counseling to those who need help. I think that teen drinking should be punished but if it's already being handled by the police the school shouldn't get involved unless the drinking was involved on school property.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with many of your points. Despite the facts that teens go to a school, it's not the education system's responsibility to distribute punishment. The only power they should have over the students when it comes to drinking is reporting them to the proper authorities if they know about it, and should still be able to punish them if the drinking was going on during school hours or on school property. Other then that, they should stay out of student's social lives and domestic troubles.