There have been a number of different approaches used to handle problematic students in schools. One direction is to main-stream the problem children in hopes that by surrounding them with pro-social peers, they will see what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior and conform. Another approach is to isolate them in special schools designed to handle discipline issues while concentrating the problem children into a single location.
Start your post with a declaration of which of these two options is better and explain why.
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As it pertains to problem students, I would make the argument that they should remain with peers in a pro social environment. I can recall in 2002 when I was a sophomore in college I worked as a school district police officer part time for about two and a half years. I was able to deal with and see up close the role that peer, and pro social behavior played in positive development of troubled kids. The approach in the district I worked was to keep kids in the school, they would get suspended and a criminal summons for fighting but still stayed in regular school. If a student became too violent or became too much of a discipline issue, they were sent to an intermediate unit school. While I did not work at this type of school, I knew officers that did and dealt with some of the students. This type of school was filled with students that relied on bad and criminal behavior and I feel was a training ground for juvenile detention or jail later in life. I feel that in regular school even if I filed criminal charges against a juvenile, I could still see them and keep an eye of them and be a positive role model along with teachers and friends. The alternative form of education did not offer this approach which is why I feel it would have more of a negative impact.