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State program pays off with safer schools, academic gains.
I'm sorry, but schools are there to educate. If children "repeatedly act out, become withdrawn or exhibit other odd behaviors at school" then their concern should be taken up with the parents. If the teachers are unsure what to do, communicate with the parents. No wonder our schools are having such a hard time educating our kids to levels equal to the rest of the world....they are too distracted doing things they shouldn't be!!!
The administrators, the teachers union and the teachers clearly need aggressive psychiatric care. Mental health care for the students would also be beneficial if the providers are clearly professional and it here to professional standards about student privacy.
Mental illness should be treated in mental illness institutions.
I think the State Education system should treat diabetes, obesity, cancer, polio, rubella, flu, colds, mumps,
It is doubtful that many people do not realize that there are public school students who may need psychological or possibly psychiatric services. But at school? Such a thing is akin to having a clinic at school with a doctor on staff to treat broken bones or STDs. The student(s) may have the need, but a public school, on the taxpayers' dime, is not the place to meet that need.
Just pass a law that says schools have to do this, but don't give them money for it. Then call them failures when expectations don't live up to what you hoped for.
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