Trib readers oppose Noble discipline policy, too

Nice to read these letters in this morning’s Tribune – guess not everyone agreed with the paper’s position on Noble:

Here’s a sample:

I find fining students for disciplinary infractions wrong in principle. Critics who call the program draconian are absolutely on target. It is not the list of ridiculous infractions alone; the fines truly set this reprehensible disciplinary scheme apart.


Public schools must take everyone. As demonstrated by many other groups: If we take a selected population, change the rules, give them money and facilities, outcomes increase. Remember that these are not public schools taking all young people. This is not merely school choice but a wholesale change in public education.


Respect is earned, not charged for.


By Jove, I think they’ve got it!

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