Because if so, it's rife in our schools already:
Wandsworth Council in South-West London has circulated guidelines saying that permanently and immediately excluding any child who has carried or used a knife against others 'is not appropriate'.
The council claims the suggested change in policy will 'ensure that our schools are safer places for staff, pupils, parents and visitors'.
I note they don't even attempt to explain how
Last year a report by MPs and peers warned that exclusion from school could actually be the 'tipping point' which leads children to pick up a knife.
For 'MPs and peers' read 'racehustling charlatans' like Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central who presides over the kind of underclass gang-haunted nightmare of a borough where gang wars spill into public transport hubs in broad daylight
in front of commuters.
Tom Bennett, the Department for Education's independent behaviour adviser, has argued against making the link that exclusion leads to knife crime and suggested campaigners were driven 'more by ideology than evidence'.
Which is a polite way of saying they care more for progressive politics than public safety. And he's not wrong.
These poor, deprived school kids are resorting to knives out of sheer economic necessity, JuliaM.
Have you any idea how much a standard magazine of 9mm ammunition costs on the black market?
Seems simple enough: you can't exclude pupils who use a knife as that would be the tipping point that could cause them to use a knife....
Meanwhile, how about the kid on the other end of the knife? Any downsides for him? Or does the Rehab Industry not get to dip its beak dealing with actual victims?
And these are the people who whine about 'white flight'!
I had to read that first paragraph four times before I got my head round it. Knobs
Why not open special schools for the knife wielding kids where they can stab each other to their hearts' content?
"Meanwhile, how about the kid on the other end of the knife? Any downsides for him?"
Who cares about him? It's not like schools are in loco parentis, or someth...
"I had to read that first paragraph four times before I got my head round it."
I've had so much practise in umpty years of blogging it was crystal clear... ;)
"Why not open special schools for the knife wielding kids ..."
We closed down Borstals, remember? That's 'progress'!
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