Alexandria Millet writes in The Progressive about the consequences of the harsh discipline at “no excuses” charter schools.

She begins by telling the recent story of two six-year-old girls who were arrested in school for having a temper tantrum. They were taken to the police station, where their mug shots were taken. Eventually, in response to public outrage, the charges were dropped, and the school resource officer was fired. This happened at a no-excuses charter school where compliance is the highest value.

Are higher test scores worth the harsh discipline?