A controversial proposal about sex education at Colorado public schools is a step closer to becoming a state law. The bill expands the discussion of LGBTQ relationships and would ban the abstinence-only approach. Schools will have to accept the more comprehensive curriculum or teach nothing at all.
As an effective disciplinary tool, suspensions have also been largely discredited. Rather than deter future behavior problems, studies show, getting kicked out of school is twice as likely to spark anger as remorse. Given all that we’ve learned about the roots of problem behavior, it’s high time for a more supportive approach.