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January 20th, 2011
07:06 PM ET

Ticketing for Discipline

In some parts of Texas, you don't just get tickets for bad driving. Some students can get them for disrupting class. It's a unique punishment designed to help young people understand that acting up has consequences. But some parents are saying that it should be up to them and teachers to discipline students - not a day in court and/or a fine.

Let's say you had to figure out some way to keep students from misbehaving (a job you might hate). What kind of discipline would you put in place?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Marty

    I think that people shouldn't be disciplined just for not paying attention in class. I don't think that it's a federal offense worthy of a ticket just for not paying attention. What happened to plain old detention? Next we'll be getting tickets on being late to class.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  2. Shianna

    Well, I certainly would not give students a court date or a ticket fine, but it is rude to talk during class while the teacher is teaching. If I had to choose a discipline to stop students from misbehaving, I would stick to the classic method of warnings and detention, because students should have to give back the time they wasted during class.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  3. Blue:)

    I think it's unfair that kids get a day in court if they are disrupt in their class but people don't even get a ticket for bad driving! Teachers should discipline the students and the kids shouldn't spend a day in court. If I were the teacher I would make them stay in for detention and write a thousand words about being disruptive. Then I would give them a stern lecture.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  4. nicole

    I think it should be the other way around, you should not get a ticket for just interrupting and bad driving people can die and get hurt.

    And i would give them treats if they would behave better.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  5. Hillal

    The idea of getting a ticket and having to pay for it is unexpected but it might help students get out of trouble.if it were me i would go original send them to the principles or the timeout chair.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  6. robert

    ok it is one thang to send a kid to the officie but to give theam a tiket thats not right i am so glad that is not my school ti hope the school reslies that is not right all over somthing the kid did bad big deal give that person a punesment and move on

    January 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  7. Sam

    I really think we should do something less harsh, because I hear court can get VERY chaotic and disruptive. I was thinking perhaps 50 laps around a bus ramp, because people at my school hate doing laps

    January 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  8. Patel

    Hello,
    I think it's really good that they're doing this, this would make a big impact on student.
    But I believe instead of sending them to real court send them to student court which should run by students for students. That way we can create future lawyers, and students learn to take everything seriously. All the court rules should apply. It's just my personal opinion. If they're starting that at my school, I'm ready to lead it.

    Thank You

    January 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  9. stephen

    i think that it is a good thing to do because alot of people do be disruptive in my class and sometimes they get sent to the principal and that ususally dose not do anything.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  10. Ben

    That just doesn't seem fair; I understand a ticket for vandalism, but say a student swears in class, they might get a ticket and might have to go to COURT. This whole thing was a bad decision, and they should really go back to the principal's office days. I know I would learn better not having to worry that I may have to go to court.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
  11. Madison

    Its so unfair to go to court for disrupting class. At the most, give them like tickets for detentions, or community service. If thoose don't work, its up to the teacher to try and connect with the student to find out what is going on.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  12. Alyssa

    I agree with most parents, it should be up to teachers to discipline their students, recieveing a ticket for disrupting a class is alittle harsh. I would just keep the regular old dententions and referals, they are doing a good job for most students so far, some of them need alittle more help learning discipline, so I would understand why Texas would think of something like that.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
  13. Brianna

    I think that people should do that all over the world. It is true that the students will stop being so disruptive.But i would hate to get a ticket.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  14. Andy

    What they are doing seems like a great idea. Some kids are just plain out of control. If the parents were involved in the first place it wouldn't be a problem but we see today more and more kids do not understand how to act. It can ususally be blamed on the parents to begin with. If the parents are doing their job this ticket thing would not effect them or their child

    January 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  15. Ralph

    I don't agree with the consequence at all. I believe students are still learning about not disrupting in class and I also believe teachers do not have a right to fine students for disrupting. School students around the world have been doing it and it will probably to continue to happen.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  16. Julia

    I would just give them detention or something........going to court or paying a fine is a little to strict!

    January 20, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  17. Hector

    I think they should have to do community service work around the school that they go to. Kids should have to get fined for misbehaving in class. They have to learn that acting up in school has consequences, but that they should not be put into court.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  18. Ryan

    I think schools should not deal student problems with the court. Students mean someone who learns. Courts can not deal with somepone who learns because the person who learns can not make a full good thoughts.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  19. Christian

    This is does not make sense after all up to a 500 dollar fine I mean at a age students have there own money but they expect us to pay that much well if this happens to me I would not pay I because it's ridiculous i rather have a week of or day of detention instead lawmakers you need to vote for this we have democracy it's only fair.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  20. Biddle

    I think going to court and getting fined is way way too much for such a little incident.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  21. Suhas

    This is a good idea because of people who talk a lot should be punished.
    They are clearly preventing the people from getting good scores.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  22. kelsey

    ticketing students is an alful idea. kids should know right from wrong

    January 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  23. Elise

    There are lots of ways to keep [the students] from messing around and disrupting class, but court and tickets are completely unnecessary. With our struggling economy, there are good and bad sides of this. And, some kids can berely afford school as is. Education comes first. And should a kid or teen really have to quit school just because of their inability to pay?

    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
  24. Dani

    I think if they do a serious but small kinda crime they should be ticketed, but if they do some sort off distrubtion in the school the should get a principal parent teacher students conference

    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
  25. Judy

    I agree with Texas's way of treating misbehaving students. I know that not all students behave the way they should be behaving, and it really annoys the class. And sometimes, even when they get sent to the principal's office, they don't stop being bad. And so if they get sent to court, they won't try to disturb the class again, because he/she actually experienced the consequneces that come with being bad.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  26. Omario

    I would tell them to get detention and write an essay to my teacher!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  27. Lindsay

    I think disrupting class is something that deservs a consequence, becuase the students who are there are there to learn and an disruption can get into the way of that. A ticket is just what some people need when it gets to that point.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  28. Maddy

    To keep a student from misbehaving I would put them on community service.When you see trash everywhere,then the people who were misbehaving would have to pick it up. Although it should be close to the school or where they are.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:10 am |
  29. Tina

    I was a new girl at a middle school [in Texas], and got into a fight with a girl who thought she could bully me. As a result, both of us got tickets to go to court. This was my first and only experience of school ticketing. Luckily for me, the other party didn't show up so it got dismissed. I don't believe given children and their parents court ticket is the answer to solving problem. What happened to the days of the principle sitting down with students to help sort out problems instead of throwing them out to the court system to handle?

    January 21, 2011 at 4:13 am |
  30. Anji

    There are two ways to look at this. 1 If the child has been labeled and sometimes is assumed guilty he/she will have the opportunity to explain or defend their actions. 2. this is an unfortunate way to make up for a lack of parenting,

    January 21, 2011 at 4:15 am |
  31. ICS Zurich students

    It is too hard and too serious. Instead of making it easier you are just making it more difficult for the student because you don't know what the reason could be, why the student has missbehaved. The court can have some dramatic and disasterous consequences on the students' future. The school should decide the consequences and not the court. I would be terrified to attend such a school.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:13 am |
  32. Aliyah

    I think that they shouldn't bring court into it because that will follow them till they grow up. That can then effect there chances of getting a good job. They should let there parents go to talk about disrupting school. They shouldn'ttake them to court.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  33. Miranda

    I think that students shouldn't have to pay up to $500..i think that students should just get detention for the first time and then the second time give them a fine but not that much..

    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 am |
  34. sheila

    After an agreed upon number of warnings, there should be consequences such as a fine and maybe a day in court. If the Parents aren't responding by disciplining their children, maybe having to open the checkbook may wake some people up. Community Service is a great option too. The kids should be held accountable. Picking up trash on a Saturday morning while their friends are sleeping is a great option.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:14 am |
  35. Erika

    I think that if you give a ticket to a student that the student is not going to learn anything from what they did. Instead of giving them a ticket give them community service, or detention so that the student will learn from what they did.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  36. Kaley

    I think that students' should recieve detention instead of a ticket beacause it might go on their record, and thats not good for an employer to see. Also I think that students need to learn from mistakes and better themselves for the future.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  37. TAMARA

    Well i dont think it's right to give the students tickets for one thing they did wrong. If they are bad give them detention, then the 2nd time maybe a ticket but not the first time and you should get 2 warnings befor the ticket.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:19 am |
  38. Uriah

    I don't think they should give kid's tickets because it's like charging them as an adult, Thats why i think they shouldn't give kids tickets at a young age. 🙂

    January 21, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  39. Ginette

    If I had to figure out a way to stop kids from misbehaving the type of discipline i would use would be to take them out of the activity that i am in charge of until they change their attitude.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  40. Jessica

    Ok thats rediculous!!!!! It should really be overturned because it's all stupid and what not. Yeah. And they should get like prizes for being awsome!!!! Because that's how America works.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  41. Jessica

    OK that is reddicculloouss!!! Because it's all stupid and what not!!! I mean come on. My mommy is not about 2 give me $500 because I talked!!! Unless she does and if she doesn't then to bad!!!!! Like cereal hug a teddy bear and be happy!!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  42. Phillip

    I don't think students should get fined for distrubting class because most likley parent will pay the $500 fine instead of the students.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  43. Cathryn

    I think that it is a irrational and unneeded disciplinary move on they're part . i understand the concept of why they did it but still, it's not needed. i have a feeling that the students are going to rebel against it.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  44. alex

    I think they should get suspended or go to detition

    January 21, 2011 at 9:17 am |
  45. doug

    i think it is a good idea because bad driving causes problems and it will prevent more car crashes from happening.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  46. william

    this is not a smart law, at the worst they should send them to the office. if they act out their parents should talk to them, they have learned it from somewhere (from parents or a bad Influence).

    January 21, 2011 at 9:25 am |
  47. bryan

    No i do not think you should ticket people for saying bad words. It is not worth it it is not a big deal and you should especially not do it to kids. It is wrong really taking them to court that would be a very scary and nervous moment for a kid. They should not have to worry about it so young. They have a lot of other things to worry about already.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:27 am |
  48. Kaitlyn

    I think that the school should handle the school's disipline action's not the court of law.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  49. John and Tyler

    It is the worst idea ever! If a kid got fined that much, they would go broke. Parents and teachers should decide what to do with their kids, not the court.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  50. Brea...

    I don't think going to court or paying a fine for acting up in class is a good idea. It’s not like it’s against the law to act up in class. Maybe send them to detention or call their parents. Take points off their grade. But don’t take it outside of their homes or school.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  51. Oscar

    I dont think students should get fined. I think the parents should get sued for the kids bad behavior because the parents didn't teach their kids how to be respectful.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  52. Angela

    I think that ticketing students is going too far. It is up to parentson how they are to be punished not a judge.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  53. Angela

    I think that ticketing students is going too far. It is up to parents on how their children are to be punished, not a judge.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  54. kaleb

    I believe that students should be in trouble for cursing or interrupting class but they should not be fined for it. What if the parents are not able to pay the fines, this could turn out very bad.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  55. An'Dreaa.

    I think it's a very good idea because people who don't pay attention should get desiplined.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  56. dean

    I think his idea a bad idea because kids are kids and are going to get into trouble anywhere but if what that student does is very bad the yes,but anywhere in the world has that policy.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  57. Jahlil

    Well first off I'm a student so i wouldn't pick a thing! In my own opinion thats one of the dumbest things ever. You could actually ruin a students life. Having to pay a large fine for something minor is just too drastic. If I ever got a ticket for getting in trouble at school i would take it all the way to the supreme court.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  58. Sam

    High School Is The Time For Kids To Make Mistakes And Learn From Them. Not Get A Ticket And Have To Go To Court. If You Talk In Class You Should Get Yelled At Not A Ticket.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  59. Ivan

    The school district says that it's supposed to help teach discipline but all is doing is robbing us of what we work so hard to achieve and what we need to pay the bills. On the other hand it is good way to teach to be respectful and not trying to act tough or fake disrespecting teachers or your elders.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  60. Adam

    That kind of defeats the meaning of "freedom of speach".I understand that they want students to understand that actions have consequences but that's just S.T.R.I.C.T. There already ganna make people think there on lockdown. I can see the disruption part but for a bad word. I say the school district should calm down.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  61. Chelse

    I think that the whole ticket thing is dumb. because kids are going to be getting tickets at school just for disrupting class. parents are not going to want to be taking there kids to school scared that there kids are going to get ticket for talking out loud. and i also think that the school that are going to be giving out tickets are going to be missing a lot of student.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  62. Gage

    No they so should stop that all its doing is making the poorer families poorer when there son or daughter makes a mistake.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  63. Ben

    Thats not fair to just ticket them what the should do is make them stay after school after a while they would learn that it suck and wont disrupt the class

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  64. Eleazar

    Its one way to place these students in order. It wastes class time for these little no meaning incidents of students talking back, and what they hope to accomplish "nothing".

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  65. harry

    That is a very stupid idea to do

    January 21, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  66. Persephone

    It really should be up to the parents and the teacher on what course of action is taken.
    Corporal punishment does not work, or else prison would produce model citizens.
    What would work are parents that regularly talk to their children from being a baby in and teachers talking to students to find out what's going on. Despite popular belief, children are not inheritly evil and only act out when something is going on.
    Then, the child should think of an approprite restoration to the people harmed and apology fully.
    Unless Texas plans on charging adults the same way, they need to stop the law. They are just trying to take the place of the parent.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  67. Eli

    My opinion about this whole disapline idea is that they shouldn't over react. Why can't they have the same consequences as other schools. gice referals becase being taking to court for misbehaving so much. Anyway the court has nothing to do with it if the students didn't commit a crime.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:06 am |
  68. Jade

    I find ticketing students for disrupting class outrageous. If students talk you can simply give them a warning and then send them out of the class room if they continue to talk. Ticketing students for talking is way out of line and taking extreme measures. Doing things like that just shows how arrogant and thick-skulled some people can be. Giving extreme discipline, to a problem that only needs a warning. Then if continued, can simply be sent out of class or to the office.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:06 am |
  69. Nora

    I think that it's a bad idea to send kids to court because they misbehave. They should get fake tickets and if they get enough, detention.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  70. Cameron

    I think ticketing shouldn't be a punishment for students just for disrupting class. They should only ticket students if they do somthing serious.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:18 am |
  71. Kevin

    I believe schools shouldn't give tickets to students, because it is a form of punishment too high for just acting up. Instead, schools should use forms of punishment such as community service within the school.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  72. Nitmari

    I think that the idea of ticketing students is completely rediculous.If the school wants the students to learn their lesson and follow the rules then they should plan something else

    January 21, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  73. samantha

    they should get sent to the office the frist time they then the next time they misbehave then give them the ticket.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  74. Chanston

    I think that ticketing disciple is a bad thing to do. What would they do if they made you a fine of 500 dollars? Many of you are probaly are laughing about if right now i just hope you learn you lesson when students start to leave your school.

    Sincerly,
    Protesting

    January 21, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  75. Olympia

    We think that giving students tickets for misbehaving is a little extreme. There should be an alternative punishment, like community service, instead of ticketing. We also think the students wouldn’t
    care about a ticket because they probably wouldn’t have to pay for it-their parents would.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  76. Vanessa

    I think this is really unfair especially for people who don't have that kind of money. Teachers aren't always fair about what they choose to listen to and I would be concerned about offering opposite views in class if I might get fined. Students may have a difficult time expressing themselves and need help. Perhaps the "punishment" should be a class in communication skills.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  77. Bullen

    Our class has mixed feeling about this. We think that a lot of students at our school would get tickets, and it's a smart idea. Some think the state would make money. Those that don't agree say, "more police officers would have to be hired, and parents would be angry." Others think kids should do community service if they get a ticket and can't pay for it.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  78. Jenny

    I think it is a horrible idea. Students are still kids and it wouldn't make sence to punnish them in that way. All kids act up sometimes and should be punished, but not so harshly.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  79. Cameo

    I think that is a really wierd idea.At my school when we get into trouble we get a refferl but know ticket. I agree with parents. When a kid gets in trouble that you should give them a second chance and know one should have to pay about $500.00 just for geting introuble.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  80. DYLAN

    Taking kids to court is to far but like detention or something like that is ok. some of the teachers that i used to have used to be rude and disrespectful to me. its just because we are kids that we get walked all over by adults and older people i dont like it.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  81. Kassy

    I think they shouldn't take kids and their parents to court. I think they should just do the "old fashioned" way and go up to the principals office. Just imagine how many kids would go to court every day just for misbehaving in class. So it is really ridiculous to go to court.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  82. Gabriel

    I think it is not a very smart idea because people who blurt thing out its most likely a habbit for those kids who do it,for the curesing rule that should be discussed to the child with both principle and parent as well as the blurting things out

    January 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  83. Matthew

    I think that its a little to harsh. I think you shouldn't fine a child 500$ for misbehavinng. sending them to the princapals should be enough. If that doesn't work sending them home to their parents or to a boot camp should work. Fining someone under the age of at least 21 should be illegal.Hows a child going to pay off that amount?Maybe a smaller fine would work.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  84. Claire

    Yeah they got in trouble, but that doesn't mean they should get a ticket. Tickets are for crimes and speeding, but not students in high school.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  85. Lexi

    sending students 2 court and fineing them $5oo.oo is not very fair cuz i know a lot of people who interupt and if they were fined then they would all be hobos liveing in 2 story boxes (no offense hobos your awsome. go hobos!!!!)so i say no to going to court ,besides how many people can get into college when they have crimanil recordes from intrupting class.so um i'm done posting now so peace out peps!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  86. Zach

    I think instead of makein the parents pay money for there kids action the children should do comunity service

    January 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  87. mahdiah

    I go with the parents its up to them to decide want to do with their child in it not to the counrt to decide want to desbehaving in school i think the parents to make a desions of their behavior in school it responsibiliti of the parents not the counrt densions and the teahers saying the parents make the kids so they decide of it.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  88. Jonis

    I think that ticketing someone for doing something wrong is unfair ,
    but leaving students go unpunished is even worse. Parents should
    for the most part teach there kids from right and wrong, and school to inforce that aspect.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  89. matthew

    I think they should punish them not there family. They might not have the money.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  90. Matthew

    I think it is a bad idea they may not have the money. It isnt punishing them its punishing there families. It might help keep peace but it is not right.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  91. Elizabeth

    If I had to figure out a way to keep students in check, I would make them help the custodians dust, vacuum, or clean the bathrooms if they stepped out of line.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  92. Taylor

    I think you should give them a warning first and if they do it again send them to the office.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  93. collyn

    We need it at our school because we have so many annoying kids that wont shut up and if we put this in effect then everybody will shut up!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  94. Robert

    you should never give a student a ticket in school its just not right you can just send them to the office

    January 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  95. Gavriel

    These kids are minors, taking them to court with a $500 dollar fine for something the teacher, student and parent can talk about! It is just outrages!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  96. chase

    I realy don't think it matters what happens to us kids as long as we learn are lesson and is not juhed for it

    January 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  97. Bob

    Instead of the government worrying about the discipline of students, why dont they focus on school lunches (YUCK)!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  98. Cole

    i think that it's dumb becuse the school should deal with it, it dosent have to go to the law for talking in class

    January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  99. Ms. Mohan's 4th period

    It depends what the student has done. Suspension from class/school should be the punishment for all misbehaving students.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  100. Felicia

    I don't agree with this policy. These tickets go down on a students permanent record. Besides should a person who lets a cuss slip or disrupts class get a 500 dollar fine? That's beyond unreasonable. Then even some of the best students would get a ticket. In my class alone multiple people would get tickets. Being sent to the office for extreme behaviour? I can see that. Besides, I think people would get a little trigger happy with these tickets.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  101. Brian

    I think that ticeting the kids because mostle the parents pay for the child's actins.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  102. Morgan

    i think it is a very bad idea because most parents would pay for the tickets not the kids and learn nothing from it....... i think comunity service would teach them a lesson.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  103. Cole

    In some parts of Texas, you don't just get tickets for bad driving. Some students can get them for disrupting class. there's not anything unique about this punishment . if they;re tring to teach kids about the real world this is not the way to go. But some parents are saying that it should be up to them and teachers to discipline students – not a day in court and/or a fine.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  104. Bailey

    if it where up to me i would let the parents worry about it. thats a messed up rule.kids shouldnt have to go to court or pay a fine for a disruption.there should be consequences but not like those.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  105. tricia

    No thats stupid.Thats not a good way
    to chret a kids

    January 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  106. tricia

    No thats stupid.Thats not a good way
    to chret a kid

    January 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  107. Marcos

    I think it a good idea cause more and more students are being disrespectful and disrupted and they are getting away with it. Back in the days if kids were disrespectful they either got hit with a ruler or duct tapes on their mouths but now it's consider child abuse.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  108. james

    kids should not go to court for enterrupting classes

    January 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  109. Zachary

    Dear: CNN Student news

    When I say this I am probably Speaking for all students In Texas.
    We should NOT have to PAY FINES because we are NOT CRIMINALS we DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FINES and WE WOULD LOSE SCHOOL TIME OR DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS IF WE GO TO COURT.
    So please do not do this it is BAD PUNISHMENT for all your worth and our EDUCATION IS WORTH TO YOU the right choice is to LEAVE US BE PLEASE I AM GETTING ANNOY WE ALL ARE with these NON-NEEDED LAWS you give us.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  110. Calli

    I think that the idea of giving tickets is dumb. I agree with some of the parents. The teachers/parents should be the ones teaching them not a judge or any one in the court room.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  111. Taylor

    I think that the students should have to do community service, but it all depends

    January 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  112. Thayne

    I think that it is not right for students to go to court because of misbehaving. If th school wanted to disipline them they should give them detention and a referal or dock their grade. It is unfair to have to pay a fine. The parents would suffer instead of the kids so what is the point?

    January 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  113. Laurie's class

    We think that students should be held accountable for their mis behavior. It should be done in steps beginning with a warning and followed by a Principal's visit. School privileges should be taken away (ball games, dances, hall pass, etc.). In school suspension and having parents come to school should resolve the problem. Child welfare services or adult welfare services might be called if the problem continues to engage the family and the court should be the last thing to try. Courts and tickets should only be used for extreme misbehaviors.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  114. Blake

    I think thats a bad idea. You could have like a bad student fall by you and they could think you did it.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  115. brady

    i believe that there is no reason for that... we r just kids, and we think its kool.... im not trying to encourage it, but i believe that if parents can say it, then so should we...

    January 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  116. Jesse

    It is not fair to students, if we are having issues in school our parents should be able to show us right from wrong not the justice system. Also many people do not have the money to pay if ticketed.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  117. Jorge

    I think that it is very mean and that if i would have been a parent in texas i would have moved to where they dont ticket you.I would be very very angary ):
    ):

    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  118. Harrison

    They could do manual labor. It would help them get fit and they could help elderly people who might not be able to do the work.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  119. Juan

    In my opinion this is just trying to take money from the students and family...and maybe the kids don't learn well because they are scared of yelling out something and having to pay a fee for thinking out loud.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  120. Reiley

    I think that is not fair. It's part of the english launguage and that's what we hear everyday. So giving us a ticket is just plain dumb. You can be the best person ever and your still going to accidently or on purpose say something. It's ridiculous...

    January 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  121. marcus

    I think thats to serious because some family's can't afford it thats not fair to the family. they should just keep it like other schools i think thats unnessary to punish kids that much for cussing or something.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  122. Andrew

    I think thats stupid because were just kids

    January 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  123. Rutta

    I think it is stupid. I think this because its not the kids fault that they repeat what the parents are saying, like cussing. I think that it should be the schools job to deal with this stuff not the courts.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  124. Brianna

    That is absurb student shouldnt get a ticket tickets are for older grown ups not for children.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  125. Jonathan

    well I don't think it's fair that teens get tickets for fooling around even if they're not sopossed to.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  126. tyler

    I think its wrong to do that because they are not cops and they should not be allowed to give out tickets to kids that are disruptive. I think the schools job to deal with students at school not courts.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  127. robert

    i think that ticketing students is a stupid idea because the law should not get involved with the students unless they get into a fight at school. then the parents can deal with there kids.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  128. Chris

    I think that they aren't being fair were only kids

    January 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  129. Suzannah

    I would make kids do useful stuff around the town/city. It would give them a feeling of doing good without costing much money.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  130. Hayley and Alana

    I think there is a difference between acting up in your high school class and acting up in public. The problem would be solved if teachers strengthened their discipline and had stronger consequences for students' actions.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  131. Keenan

    I don't think that the tickets and especially the fines are a very good idea.Parents shouldn't have to pay because their kids break the rules and most kids will end up breaking the rules wether it's on accident or on purpose.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  132. Angie

    I give this a thumbs up. Students who act up are robbing me and other students of our time to learn. We want to concentrate, but they are always interrupting. I'd rather have them take my lunch money and stay quiet in class than blurt out something random in the middle of a lesson. Some students just won't listen to teachers and parents, and some don't have parents and teachers who care. A fine would surely make them rethink their actions in class.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  133. Lanae

    I think giving students tickets is a wonderful idea. If students have stopped acting up there, it would certainly do good at other schools. Maybe it would straighten things up at my school.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  134. Nikki

    No, I don't think that kids should be ticketed for behavior issues. Problems that happen in school should be handled AT school or at home not in a court room. Adults always say kids will be kids. Well do you really think kids will be able to pay a 500 dollar ticket because they spoke out of line?

    January 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  135. Cassandra

    Punishing the parents for the students behavior really isn't the way to teach a student a lesson. By giving the parent's a fine only makes the situation more hard to handle, especially in the economy. $500 less then what they were wanting to pay. It is not fair for the parents, and there should be another way to handle the students behavior.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  136. Brendan

    I think the parents should NOT have to pay it, it should be the kid's deed to pay it and if I were a parent I would petition for a state wide vote. I would do that especially if my kid was a behavior problem...

    January 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  137. adaM

    I don't think they shoud tikets to kids for disrupting class because it could give them a criminal recored and affect ther chance on a desk job

    January 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  138. Olivia

    I think that this is not right because the court has plenty to deal with without giving students tickets. Detentions, demerits, and behavioral grades should work well enough. School districts should realize that they can't pin kids' behavior onto the courts; they should deal with it themselves using methods that work for schools all over the country. If the problem really is that bad call in a social worker of a behavioral management counselor.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  139. Maddie

    A court is a place for crime punishment, why would they send kids there for misbehaving? If a student acts up its for attention not to be send to court.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  140. Vladimir

    The ticketing for disrupting kids for disrupting class is outrageous. If theier behavior gets bad enough to ticket them, you should expel them, not make their parents suffer for their mistakes.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  141. Sara

    i think it would work best if kids realize that there is consequences. Some punishments are not that bad to deal with. So then kids dont care if they get in trouble.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  142. Zero

    The ticketing for the misbehaving students is absurd. We all know that all kids do not have jobs, so what would making their parents pay for their bad choices teach them. If the behavior of the student gets to the point of ticketing them, they should be suspended, at the least.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  143. damie

    don,t give kids tickeats at scoolk

    January 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  144. Alia

    i think it can stop

    January 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  145. Riley

    I don't thick kids should be fined because it really isn't fair if they are a poor family how are they going to pay a fine.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  146. rosalinda

    I thinck you shood do the ticketing thing because maiby you can get many

    January 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  147. sebastian

    it is good fo people to gate ticketing.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  148. Gabe

    I think it is a great idea they will have a puishment for there action.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  149. Erich

    I think it's kind stupid because if i was in Texas I would have a million dollars in fine and I would definly move out of the state if that happen too me.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  150. Marlene

    I think they sholden't take teens to court because there small

    January 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  151. Alex

    Thy should high school kids get tickes but there parens are adodes so they shouldent get tickes.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  152. Jayden

    we shouldn't have to pay big fines for making a small mistake. It happens to everyone. The court shouldn't be able to decide that. I think It's unfair and wrong.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  153. Tyler

    Try taking things from them like Cell phones, Nintendos, Vidoe games etc. Every time they do something bad in school take something important from them.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  154. Gisselle

    I think it's kida werid cause their just kids and all kids make mistakes . Usually the parets will pay it cause most kids dont have that kind of money . And I didn't like the idea of going to court let the parents deal with it.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  155. Jase

    I think this is really stupid idea, we all know that kids have to act up at one point during the day.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  156. Anthony

    You should not get a ticket inless you do something that is really bad.A lot of people would get a ticket for little things.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  157. Hank

    You should get a ticket for bad things but 500. is too much for a high school student.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  158. JONATHAN

    why do you have to give the police money when you get a ticket why cant you just say sorry and do somthing for him when you work hard for money to take care of your family .

    January 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  159. Nick

    I think that the ticket for profanities or misbehavior is not rite, that the way a kid acts is up to him his parents and teachers, not a ticket with a fine.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  160. Cody

    I think giving kids tickets for cussing is ridiculous. The school does not have the right to tell us the words we can and can not use, that is our parents jobs noone elses.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  161. Christie

    My class discussed this and we decided that they should do what we are doing at our school. Teachers were given yellow slips that ask for the student's name, student number, grade and then a comment where the teacher writes down word for word what was said. It is then signed by the student and mailed home so the parent will know what their child said at school. The next time it happens, the student has to call home first and then mail home the slip.

    My class thinks that going to court is too harsh of a consequence for something small like swearing. Swearing is something that needs to be taken care of at home. Courts should be reserved for larger offenses.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  162. chandler

    I think that kids shouldn't have to pay tickets. There parents should decide there punishment not the court and that I think the schools just wan't more money

    January 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  163. Chelsea

    500 dollars is outrageous. I could see 20 dollars at the most, because that's enough money for someone to realize not to disrupt the class again. It wouldn't break the bank, however.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  164. Genesis

    I understand that swearing should be taken care of at home, but what if they are learning those words at home? So I guess parents need to be the first ones to fix their language and be a better example for their children. If that happened, I think there would not be such a problem in school.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  165. Cilina

    i think it is ridiculous to fine students upto $500 just for disrupting class or cussing. i believe they should warn students twice and if they still disrupt class or cuss give them a ten dollar fine and for each time go up ten dollars. Our goverment teacher makes us do 25 push ups for every time. i believe this is a fair punishment, it helps your fitness and it also builds character.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  166. Zane

    They should do what they do at my old school. If a student swore, the administration would paddle them with a wooden paddle. It hurt!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  167. Justin

    I agree with this, but it seems a little over the top. For something little like swearing, the administration should call the parents into the school and have the student tell them what they have been saying.

    Going to court should only happen when their are big problems like fighting.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  168. Brooke

    Giving the tickets is something that warns the students, but when they go to court, that is a little too much of a punishment. Instead, they should have to go to ISS or spend a class period with a member of the administration.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  169. Tanisha

    I think this is an absolutely rediculous idea. For example: At my school we get our phones taken away for two days if we are caught with it. Therefore, if you get your phone taken away your most likely going to get a ticket on which property already belongs to you. Personal property might cause a distraction but ticketing hundreds of dollars on top of the hundreds of dollars that were already spent to purchase and activate the phone is way to much for a youngyan. I am no where scared to admit that I need to grow up! Almost all teens have some growing up to do, so why not let us finish high school and grow up before ticketing us and sending us to court. Take a more simple yet punishable approach, like one of my teachers: everytime a cuss word is said there are 25 pushups that person has to do and if they refuse its detention and if they skip detention our lovely principal gets involved for ISS or OSS...which is already automatic F's that are going to hurt us for our own reactions to make us learn.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  170. Jeremey

    I think that this is a good idea. The students who this law is applied to learn that consequences happens. At a school much like mine students get nothing more then detention. With out a serious consequence like you would face in the real world students act up. Therefore this law should be carried out in all states so that all students can pay attention easier.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  171. Jeff

    Most of the swearing I hear is in the locker room. So teachers don't usually hear the swearing. So tickets wouldn't mean much since the teachers won't hear it.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  172. Nicholas

    they shoud threten but they shoud'nt do it

    January 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  173. elfonzo

    I think that going to court because someone said a cuss word is not right

    January 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  174. Caleb

    That is dumb, students that do swear will have to be paying big fines they can't even afford. Their parents will have to pay the fees for them.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  175. Tatiana

    This is a good way to stop the distractions in class but I think that only people who have a reputation of being loud and obnoxious to get a ticket, not people who rarely talk.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  176. lebron

    it is unfair.But if the parents hate it so much then dont send your kids there right?

    January 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  177. zoey

    that is a terrible discipline someone could be blames for something that another person did.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  178. Deron

    I think that it's wrong to just give them ticket.At first you should just give them warnings.The parents will take the kids out of those school and move.Don't put tickets to all states because there will give more forclosers.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  179. Amber

    You should just give them a referral and/or a detention.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  180. Briona

    I think this is a bad idea because there parents might not have money to pay for it.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  181. Elvis

    I think giveing tickets to people who have done something wrong should not get a ticket the should get sent to the office nobody would want to go to that school

    January 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  182. Isabelle

    Tickets? For disrupting during classes? I believe it's just a waste of money. Especially now most people don't have enough money to pull out of there pocket just because they made a mistake during class. They should just be suspended and maybe take extra classes but not have to pay because or their mistakes..

    January 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  183. alysha

    It is not right for student to have to pay a ticket just for acting out. I am not one of the students that misbehave but you never know what there reson for doing it is maybe if teachers took the time to find out was behind the misbehaveor they would know how to fiw it.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  184. Chelsie

    I think this has gone to far. I think paying money up to $500 is ridiculous because there is no reason for a parent of a student to pay a $500 for a student disrupting class. This is going way to far. Not all people have to money a=or the time to go to court or pay $500.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  185. Ethan

    This is wrong. No one without a drivers license should be able to be ticketed. That is just messed up.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  186. jessica

    I don't think that ticket dicipline is a good idea because it is just a waste of time and money. Most kids will think that this didcipline is dimb and won't learn a thing.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  187. Mary

    I don't really approve of it ,but if they think it's the best policy then I will go with it trust me it my be for the best.<3

    January 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  188. Beth

    Tickets should not be given out to students who can barely afford the $500 fine. The people who are giving these tickets are from a different generation that did not have these 'tickets'. So what is with the extreme measures on the consequences of misbehaving?

    January 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  189. Elizabeth

    I think that it is illogical to give kids a day in court and/or a fine. The students will undoubtedly be extremely upset and that could cause bad things to happen. What would the administration do if the students went on strike? If it were up to me I would enforce a policy. First Offense- Saturday School for a month. Second Offense- Suspension from school for a week. Third Offense- Expulsion from School.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  190. Melanie

    i dont think that kids should be given tickets because acting out in class is not a crime and people should only be given tickets when they committed a crime.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  191. Trevor

    Ibthink it weird to give money for being bad what about dent ion or I.S.S.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  192. Tori

    No. No, they shouldn't raise it up to $500, but people should get tickets for their bad behavior. As more kids grow up, more and more swear and use HORIBLE language. If parents cant stop that, than maybe tickets can.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  193. Aaron

    I think that this is very fair because the students should have known not to disrupt class or swear and if they have not learned to not swear or disrupt class they should not be punished for the first or second offense but the third offense they should be fined and given a ticket. The bad part is on the students part is they might not have the money to pay of the fine

    January 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  194. natalie

    I believe that should depend on what action the child does. If the person is bulling they should get suspended and also the grade matters

    January 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  195. Eric

    It's just a way to put pressure on us students. I understand the point of detention they get their time taken since they took the class time. But this is just really another way to put pressure on us to be good. We should have good attitude in school because spirit, not because we're afraid of getting 'ticketed'.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  196. Austin

    I think they went a little over board. They should just send them to the office or send home for what they did.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  197. Talia

    I don't think that students should get tickets just because they interrupted class. They should get punished but not so severely. A good way to stay out of trouble is to partake in After-School activities. This is a good way because if the students get in trouble they won't be able to partake in that activity anymore and so they are less likely to get in trouble.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  198. Mary

    A suitable punishment for kids who countinually misbehave would be making them clean the bathrooms or lunch tables. Jobs that are disgusting might straighten the student up.

    Another good punishment would be to take them on a tour through a jail to show them what bad decisions can lead to.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  199. Matt

    I do not agree with the rule. Having to pay $500 is outrageous. Kids should be able to learn from their mistakes, not pay for them.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  200. Adam

    I don't think that they should ticket students for being disruptive in class. I don't think they should give the kids misdemeanors before they have a chance to get a job, because it would affect whether or not you get a job. It will make it so you can't get a high paying job.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  201. phillip

    Parent should be responsible for they teen behavior and texas state authority have no right to discipline a student for they disrupting.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  202. Ryen

    I think that punishment is weird,i would rebel to that law

    January 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  203. ryan

    i think that it is totally up to the student for there education and that couets should not have to deal with proimbles that should not be happening any way.also if a kid is acting up in class send them to the office or give them a lunch dectioin

    January 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  204. Mike

    I think that getting tickets for disrupting class should be illegal!

    January 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  205. Megan

    I think people should not misbehave to much but they should not go to jail or court just because they misbehaved. They should have a small punishment like going to the principal's office not jail.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  206. colton

    I think there needs to be a better way to let kids know that swearing and other bad things are wrong. Swearing is bad but not be so bad that you can go to court.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  207. Christina

    I think that is crazy that they would give students tickets for acting up. Some families don't have the money to pay for it. Sure acting up is bad but there are plenty of other ways to punish them.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  208. Miranda

    i think that ticketing students is unfair. The economy is not the best right now so why make students pay, do they not get enough disipline at school already......

    January 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  209. Octavius

    I am a student in Texas and I have never gotten a ticket. You have to do something more than interupting class before you get a ticket. You would have had to through something across the room.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  210. Lauren

    The court shouldn't be handling stuff like that. People disrupting the class should be the principal's job. That is what principal's job does.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  211. Tarah

    I think ticketing for discipline is a bad good idea, but i also think it is a good idea at the same. It is bad idea because why would the school possibly send you to jail for interupting a teacher?!?! it is s good idea because it can help us learn right from wrong.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  212. Bria

    Tickets may work, but going to the office is just as effective. if that doesn't just send them home.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  213. Alissa

    I DO NOT THINK STUDENTS SHOULD GET TICKETS AT SCHOOL. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO DISCIPLINE THE STUDENTS SUCH AS IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION, GETTING KICKED OUT OF ELECTIVES SUCH AS ATHLETICS, CHOIR, DRAMA, ETC. ALSO THE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN TROUBLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO ON SCHOOL TRIPS.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  214. Kathryn

    I think its a good idea because it makes the kids learn that if you do something wrong you have to pay. Literally.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  215. anonymous

    there's ways to discipline people but ticketing is for adults

    January 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  216. Dan

    I think this law might have a chance for judicial review. This really does infringe on the 8th Amendment, which prevents excessive bail, excessive fine, and cruel or unusual punishments.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  217. haley

    what if a kid is having a bad day and he gets a ticket now that would make it worse and on top they get a $500 fee all of that just because you woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  218. Ibrahim

    that"s like so bad if we like are sick and like inteept class we will get a tiket and have to go to the court.................WOW!!!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  219. Miles

    After watching the student news on this topic I thought this is an harsh, extream way of punushment but, if it helps students learn their lesson it could make the schools better.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  220. Kaytlyn

    I think this is a bad idea because this would be like a detention but in court also I don't think you should get a fine for what you did in school.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  221. Kaytlyn

    The kind of discipline I put in place is cleaning around the school ( bathrooms, classrooms, etc.)

    January 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  222. Regan

    I think that students are still learning how to be disciplined and we shouldn't get a ticket for having to learn. Fights and violence yes they should ticket, but for being yourself in a class room is just not right!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  223. kyron

    people are always going to be rude so there really isn't any point in giving a ticket for it. plus that would violate the 8'Th. amendment of unusual punishment

    January 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  224. josh

    I think that the ticketing is a horrible idea. A better way to punish students would be sent straight to the office.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  225. Audrey

    I think it is unfair what kid wants to go to cort for just one little thing it just stupid that little things are worse than people first stared tihs contry

    January 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  226. Brittney

    I think its a good idea, and students should be punnished for disrupting class. I'd bet that the people who have gotten ticketed have improved their behavior in class.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  227. Haley

    It's a nice effort in trying to discipline students more. But the students won't learn their lesson because it's not them who have to pay. It's their parents who have to pay. it's not fair to punish the parents for what the students did.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  228. Gila

    I dont think that this is good because then kids will just feel more anger and they cant focus on school work. I know if i was in that school, i would want to transfer!

    January 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  229. Rebekah

    I think that if you disrupt class you shouldn't have to get a ticket. School may be for learning but it's extreme to give a child a ticket. Maybe if it's a constant occurring, but it just lightens up the tension. Maybe instead they might send a note home or take away a privilege, such as sitting in a spot where people are close to them or they are friends with.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  230. Matt

    I think that if these schools want a serious punishment, give students anything between a detention or a suspension. Taking things straight to court may teach these people that it's okay to take things too far.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  231. Sabrina

    Personally, I think this is compleatly ridiculous. If a kid doesn't want to learn and misbehave instead. So be it. Send them to the office. If it is a repeated offence then find a new punishment. Accutally paying a fine for a minor indesresion is mind boggling. I'm betting have them students might not even pay the fine themselfs, so what are they learning? Nothing. I would make them stay after school and help clean or somthing that acctually wastes there time. No kid wants to stay after school and do work when they could be hanging out. So that would be a good punishment, in my eyes anyway.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  232. Alana (uh-lan-uh)

    That is a good thing to do if it were military school! Why not reward them for good behavior and when they Are bad then let them right a 100000 word essay on why they dissrupted class or why they used profanity(maybe it is because they couldn't think of a more creative word?).:P

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  233. Winnie

    Thats way to harsh they could be expelled insted of going to court! They could question why she/he disrupted the class...

    January 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  234. Kaitlyn

    If a person was misbehaving i would make them have detention but in seperate rooms with a teacher with them so no one will mess around insted of ticketing.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  235. Mohak

    Are schools getting this desperate for money? Soon enough the FBI is going to be teaching in classrooms...

    January 22, 2011 at 12:01 am |
  236. Nicole

    I don't think taking students to court is a good idea because kids will look at it as a joke and will probably not change their behavior. They need less extream ways to make students act appropriately in the classroom, like offering rewards to those who set a good example. I think this would be a better way to handle the situation.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:30 am |
  237. juan

    i think that by doing this the teachers expect the kids have jobs already. but then again its kind of good

    January 22, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  238. Kally

    I think ticketing is a little outrageous! Students break the rules because of lack of dicapline at home. If the students that get ticketed repeatedly do it and get in trouble (with court system) then it's not necessarily all their fault for not being taught good behaviors, manors and dicapline at home. I believe students can learn from their mistakes through other means of dicapline without getting court systems involved.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  239. Alejandro

    What about the people with problems socializing. They have an impulse to shoutout, to gain the friendship of classmates. Would they be in jail for trying to make friends? This is an unfair law!

    January 22, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  240. Sabrina

    What happens if the kid didn't do it? What if he/she just got blamed? Then school who gave it out could get sued.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  241. Brandon

    I think that it isn't right to give ticket to students because when i grow up when i heard ticket you were not following the law. Acting up I always that was a detention but hey what do students know!

    January 22, 2011 at 1:50 am |
  242. Austin

    I think giving tickets to the students who cause trouble is a wrong way to teach them what is ok and whats not ok to do in school. I think the students should just be sent to a detention room or school office

    January 22, 2011 at 1:52 am |
  243. Toby

    I think that students shouldn't get ticketed for disrupting class and should just get punished by what the school provides as a punishment.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:12 am |
  244. Dasol

    Using tickets can make schools too harsh for students. It is not right to say students who disrupt class a little commit a crime.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:34 am |
  245. Cate

    OK I get that they're just trying to show disipline, but kids shouldn't have to pay for it. They could do community service for a period of time. Or they stay after school to help teachers, or detention, or even clean-up a little.I know my mom would be really mad if I got charged for something that little.

    January 22, 2011 at 8:45 am |
  246. Nathan

    That is terrible. Kids getting tickets for not behaving in school. But it seems to get the students attention and make them do better. I say it's bad. It's a childs way of life(being bad) and they can't do that. That really sucks:(!

    January 22, 2011 at 9:18 am |
  247. Alex

    This [to me] really doesn't seem logical. You disrupt a class? Just stick to the principal! Instead, you should send kids to court with BULLYING problems. That could solve many bullying problems (in Texas, anyway). Otherwise, this is just a silly rule.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  248. Walker

    I find that ticketing student's for profanity isn't really solving the problem, just making someone lose money. Besides the soap would work better.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  249. Shara

    I don"t think it makes sense to ticket young people for their wrong doings we all are still learning so why take them down at the first shoot you get

    January 22, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  250. Carter

    I think this is not a good idea becuse when they are older and they get a ticket they are going to think its not a problom BUT it is.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  251. Catyana

    I think a ticket is going over board! It must be really bad if they are saying you have to pay money! Well, if it's that extreme, I would take suspension into mind.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  252. Grace

    They shouldn't give kids tickets for disrupting class for a number of reasons. One reason is because some teachers pick out their favorites and the kids they don't like. Teachers could give more tickets to students they just don't like, rather than ones that might actually deserve it. Also they should not be given because some parents just don't have the money to pay for it. It would be more like punishing the parents than the students because lets face it, the kids aren't going to be the ones paying for the fine.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  253. Freedom

    I think that students shouldn't be ticketed for misbehavior in schools and sent to court. It would take too long to give out tickets and sort everything out with the court. And then you would have to deal with every single other student who got in trouble, was ticketed, and sent to court... that would result in unhappy parents, loss of educational time, and there should already be a discipline system in place for any serious violations.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  254. Mackenzie

    In public schools, giving students tickets as a disciplinary method is just preposterous.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  255. Anna

    I think the ticketing discipline is unconstitutional, students shouldn't be ticketed for being disruptive in class I think a detention is enough.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  256. Billy

    I think this is a great idea, it will show students that there is consequences for your behavior, and it will get them ready for the real world. It will also make the learning environment better for the well behaving students because the crazy behavior of the "bad" students get in the way of our learning.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  257. Nico

    what was wrong with detention or suspension? I don't think students should get fined for misbehaving.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  258. Hannah

    I think that the ticket policy is wrong.It is the students choice how they would like to behave but that doesnt mean to act wrong if i was a teacher or something..I would give them warnings from 1 to 3 and it also deopends on wat they did.They should not give out tickets to students who misbehave.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  259. Theresa

    I think this is unnecessary and unfair. I think it should be up to the parents and teachers to discipline their children not the court system or a fine.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  260. Maia

    I don't think it's an effective way to discipline students with fines and days in court. What if the family at home is having financial troubles or the student just wants the attention he/she doesn't get at home? It would be better just to make the student clean the cafeteria after lunch or take out the garbage. Then the students will be more likely to think twice about messing around in class!!!

    January 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  261. Michael

    I agree that students should be punished for bad behavior, but fining and court is to far.

    January 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  262. josephine

    I think it depend on the wrong doing.If the kid was doing like disruping the class I don't think they should got to court or get a ticket.The teacher or dean should take care of it.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  263. christopher

    By ticketing students 500$ for profanity and misbehaving is stupid, because its a waste of time and money for the students and the courts as well the parents.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm |
  264. Marcos

    I think that it's a bad idea to charge tickets. I should know i'm from Texas and i think tickets are just a lazy way to teach disipline.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  265. Linda

    Even though the kid acting up in school is in the wrong,i dont think its fair because your penalty should fit the crime, like dettention or ISS, but distrupting class isnt a crime anyway , so having an actual misdemeanor is crossed the line and unfair.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  266. aj

    i think that's wrong, and i would give them warnings instead of tickets.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  267. Nathan

    I think that they should actually make a FAKE kind of money to hand out to the students, to practice fines and tickets.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:31 am |
  268. Jack

    Nobody has the right to ticket somone for acting up in class. Come on isn't that what detntion is for? What if the student doesn't have a job or doesn't get qn alllowence. Then how do you pay? Labor?

    January 23, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  269. Will

    I feel as thought the ticketing policy in Texas COULD be wrong. If students act up a in a certain way (vandalism, etc.), maybe a ticket would be appropriate but for just swearing? I think that this idea is outrageous and if they are going to keep this law, they need to revisit to specify what deserves a ticket. I agree with Nico, what is wrong with simple school level rule enforcement (i.e. detention, suspension or if the student got really out of hand, expulsion)?

    January 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  270. Mace

    I think that students should be put in In School Suspension other than their Parents Paying a Huge fine

    January 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  271. Mace

    That is un-Believable.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  272. CHRISTOPHER

    Really?? A court fine that is a little to much. Whatever happened to going to the office or detention? I mean come on man. Yes i do agree if someone is misbehaving that they should be in trouble but not a court fine.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  273. Rebecca

    I think that the yicket policy is a bad idea.Because going to school does not involve going to court. If student are being disruptive in class just send them to the principal office.What their parent can't afford the money are they going to stay in jail until their parent pay the $500 bond.So I disagree in the ticket policy.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
  274. Austin

    I think the ticket policy is to far. If a class clown makes an outburst why should he have to go to court and get a ticket. Detention and suspension seems just fine to me.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  275. danielle

    tsa dumb thing to do, dont send us to cort send us to the principules we lrean our lesson there and we dont need to be told by th judge

    January 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  276. Shayan

    They should not get a ticket. That is going way too far. They are just children. They should at least get a warning. If that spreads to the rest of the country, more than half the school is probally going to get a ticket. The farthest the school should go is expulsion and making the kids do community service. Plus, the parents can mostly handle their children. Also, some teachers would probally go over board and give kids tickets for talking in class That is way too extreme.

    January 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  277. Rosemary

    I think this is out rageous. I think that some students need to go to court because they have done things they shouldn't have. But it still doesn't give a right for a school to decide. Suspension is enough for one student but going to court could make it harder for us kids later on in life to get good jobs, because of our records in earlier parts in life.

    January 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  278. Anonymous

    Yet another reason some of our kids need to NOT come to school. Shame on our national school system.

    January 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  279. Santo

    I think if giving out tickets works, it's a good idea. Yes it's inconvenient but this will hopefully show kids that doing bad things, even acting up in class has its consequences. Besides, if you’re going to get fined 500 bucks you might think twice about throwing that paper airplane. If I were to discipline kids, I would first establish respect as a teacher/authority, and then I would tell them the consequences of disrupting class, and would follow through on the punishment. My punishment would be dropping them a letter grade for serious misbehavior, for minor things, verbal warning and a few points off their grade

    January 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  280. Ken

    I don't think it's fair that both bullies and good children get tickets because it's the good child's word against the bullies, but yet both kids recieve tickets. The good child should not be ticketed when he/she is the one who is being harassed. What are the kids supposed to do if their not supposed to defend themselves?? "Tattling" is only going to make the bullies even angrier. If teachers were supervising and DOING THEIR JOB, kids wouldn't be getting into fights! The teachers are too busy playing on their computer or playing on their phone to be paying attention of their surroundings!

    January 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  281. Brooke

    This is very unfair to me because the good students are always the ones to get punished when doing one bad thing while the bad kids are never getting in trouble. I also think they shouldnt have to pay money because school lunches already ost enough.

    January 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  282. katie

    discipline is a good thing. but people or in his case students who are not behaving should not be fined. a simple warning first, then is not stopped, a punishment. maybe like cleaning up the room after class or event. or staying after school or something along those lines, but never ever make someone pay a fine for misbehaving. if you do not fallow laws that is a whole different thing, THAT should be fined.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  283. Anissa

    I think that it is not alright the first time although the second and the third time it is fine but it also depends on the problem. Also what about the kids who like to talk do they get even a chance to express them selves no. So in the end I think that the ticketing idea is good depending on the situation.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  284. tyler

    I think tickiting is unlawful and should not be done as the consatution says we have the freedom of speach

    January 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  285. tyler

    this rule doesnt even affect the kids it affects the parents

    January 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  286. Sammi

    I think it's really wrong , because some people talk in class and stuff but you should not get a ticket because of something that stupid . I'm in school and sometimes i talk in class, so i should recieve a ticket for talking and disrupting class , like that's really dumb

    January 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  287. Pa

    I think they are doing to much and I also think that they have cross the border line. They can try a different method but this ticket method is just too much. People are in a budget crisis right now , I mean they can just expel or suspend that person or even give that person a referral.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  288. Anthony

    That's just ridiculous, Is that even legal? That makes just about as much sense as somebody suing someone for not liking them, and getting away with it! My guess is this is how it will go, A student would disrupt class and then they would go to court and maybe still get the ticket, which there is a good chance that that is because their lawyer was not good enough which could be because they could not afford a good lawyer so know they have to pay for something because that student did something bad OR because the teacher simply didn't care for that student!!! Why don't they just stop acting ridiculous and just give them a detention?!?

    January 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  289. malika

    i think that the new ticket rule is okay for students because now they do not have a fear of getting detention and most of the parents do not seem to know about it. with the help of the tickets parents will be concerned about the behavior of their child and students will also try to stay out of trouble.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  290. Even

    I think it's a good idea because it shows what life is going to be like when they get older and it shows them the consequences that they'll get later in life.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  291. KeiKei

    I'd rather get suspended or In-school suspension than to get a ticket, go to court and bring money for a fine. No – not cool!

    January 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  292. kijana

    if i was there i would go to another school.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  293. Whykeesa

    I think ticketing is a good idea because it will keep the kids in line and also maybe it will teach the kids some responsibility. Maybe they won't like the outcome from the ticket and they won't get in trouble again.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  294. Moises

    I think that there shouldn't be any fines for misbehavior in class. Are they going to fine all of the Middle and Elementary students, too? They don't know any better. Instead of a fine, they should just put them in In-school suspension or suspend them home.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  295. Kenzie

    I think it is not right to get a ticket just for distruping in class, yes it is wrong but it should be handled by a parent or pirincipal not by having to pay a fine.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  296. sean

    they should just behave and learn

    January 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  297. tyler

    i think that if you are messing around in class you should not get tickets but still you should not be playing around in class when you should be listing to your teacher and be lurning

    January 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  298. Hannah

    I think that schools are not the place for giving out tickets.the kids probably don't pay the fine the parents probably do.I think schools should stick with minor punishments.what if someone got a ticket for what someone els done?

    January 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  299. Walter

    I think the ticket policys is more than fair considering that teachers have relatively no way of making a student behave in class anymore since paddling etc. has been removed from the schools. When there are non-supportive parents/school administration (afraid of lawsuits or complaints) or just plain ole defiant kids and all the teacher can do is write the student up and hope something will be done, the students figure out real quick that in these situations there is no real consequences for them or their actions. A disruptive student is not the only one kept from learning during these situations and more often than not they cause other students who are borderline trouble makers to cross over to the side of disrupting the class as well. Detention and suspension from school are exactly what some disruptive students are looking for....a way to get out of school, but everybody understands having to a monetary fine. Don't continue to let a few ruin the learning of the majority. Still better than giving a ticket and a fine would be that of saying after you get so many tickets then education no longer becomes a right for you, it becomes a privilege that you could lose until you think you could come back into an educational facility and behave like a decent human being but then you would have to pay for it out of your own pocket not the peoples taxes.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  300. robbie

    I think it is a good idea if tickets are given out it teaches the kids to never do it again.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  301. Pipo

    I think that this is a great way to teach children of middle school level to be more mature and talk back to teachers, throw paper airplanes, or disturb what the teacher is offering to you

    January 24, 2011 at 12:29 am |
  302. Sophia

    Teachers want to get a message across. That message is to be good during class. As a student, I don't think that ticketing is the best idea because in truth, your parents are giving you money, so basically, you are just spending your parents money. I don't want to be stereotype, but I am sure that there are a lot of people in school who have a lot of money and don't care as much about learning, while there are not that well off people who really want to learn. I think that a letter or call home is a better idea.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:02 am |
  303. Jazmin

    I think that ticketing students for their bad behavior is wrong. This is not the right way to show discipline in a school. Giving tickets out and having students going to court for misbehaving is going too far. It won’t only affect students; it will also affect their parents. Parents can also suffer from this because that means that they could have to pay some of these fines off when they could just be notified about their children’s behavior and the student would be in detention for punishment.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:17 am |
  304. Sasha

    what's wrong with detention, or ISS? tickets would take forever to sort out. what if an entire class got tickets? do you KNOW how much paper that would waste? an average ticket weighs about 12 oz give or take a few. if an average student gets about 4 tickets, that would be about 48 oz of paper, ink, and time wasted!! that really adds up. paying a fine for acting up in class would be okay, if the fine wasn't about $500!! the school officals really went overboard on that one.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  305. Ari

    That rule is really stupid, even by my low standerds. I don't have the money for a 500$ fine, neither dose my family.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  306. Lexi

    I think it's just plain stupid. Yeah, students should get TALKED to about a POSSIBLE punishment for disrupting class, but it should depend on how bad the disruption might have been. Say if it were a food fight and someone got hurt, pushing or hitting another student, all in which another person (or themselves) are injured by their fault, that's an understandable OPTION. In my school, that wouldn't fly over well. We have many students who ALWAYS get into trouble for talking or laughing, even if it wasn't them. This whole thing just isn't right.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  307. cameron

    the ticket poicly is wrong. the kids parents would have to pay for the kids mistakes. they should just get detiontion. and it is stupid that you have to pay like 50 dolllars for missing class

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  308. jayshad

    I think that getting tickets for disrupting class is wrong.Kids should'nt get fined for one mistake,I honestly think the people Texas are taking thing a little too far.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  309. Jewell

    I think this is so unfair. It serves no purpose and it doesn't teach them anything. It shows them that every time you act out, even if it's an accident, you will get punished. The point in making a mistake is to learn from it and not do it again. If they punish them everytime they will never learn. I guess we just have to be lucky that we aren't living over there and that we don't have to pay fines or go to court everytime we act out.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  310. cameron

    kids should no tget tickets for misbehaving. it is wasteing the parents money. the kids shoud just get detiontion or have to clean. paying money wil not solve anything, it will get the parents mad.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  311. Alyssa

    I think that the students should get a cosequence but getting a ticket is taking it to far. Yes I understand that its disturbing but gettingis non sense.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  312. shakia

    I i dont think that the ticket policy is an good idea because i dont think that you shoulg give students a ticket for just one little thing or mistake that they make.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  313. Robert

    I hate bad words, extreme profanity, and vulgarity as much as any sensible person. But I think this is TOO FAR! They should have a scale on bad things. If someone talks during class, it should be on a level of 1. If they swear, on a level of 2. If they light the principal's office on fire, definitely a level of 10.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  314. joe

    i think its stupid that you can get in that much trouble for just talking. i think that should only happen if you are starting fights and throwing stuff across the room other wise thats pointless

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  315. Jewell

    This shows them that they can't ever make any mistakes and that's just wrong. Maybe they have a problem that no one else knows about. Like ADHD? I mean, they can't help it. And even if they don't have a problem they made a mistake. It doesn't mean send them to court. It's not like they murdered someone. All they did is maybe blurt out in class at minimum. It's not the end of the world people! Teachers and principals should know that because they were a kid once and they probably did something like that without getting sent to court.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  316. Elise and Vicky

    Victoria and Elise- Getting tickets is stupid because we aren;t driving we're just in class, we don't need to pay money for a mistake because mistakes happen. Although adults have to pay MONEY, we shouldn't, because we're kids. I think instead it would be better to give out slips for detention.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  317. Rebecca

    teens already worry about other tickets such as a soedding ticket i think getting a ticket at school is taking it too far.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  318. Mali

    I think it is a really bad idea. A lot of students don't have jobs or money, so there parents would have to pay it, and I don't think it should be a punishment to the parents. Also, it seems weird to give the same punishment to students that act up in class and adults who break the law. If we give students a ticket just for acting up in in class, what are we going to do to people who speed down the highway at a million mpr?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  319. Rebecca

    Most teens are somewhat responsible and getting a ticket at school is outrageous. Teens are worried about other things besides, school teachers need to relax.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:50 am |
  320. Jessica

    thats unfair i mean if you go to the princpals office a numerous ammounts of times then yeah but thats stupid. i mean if this is your first time and you get a ticket wow thats dumb!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  321. Paul

    I don't believe in punishment really. If we all lived together in a place where there was no war or hate (which DO exist), then we wouldn't need punishment.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  322. Kimber

    They shouldnt be giving tickets to students if they are late to class or forgot something in thier bag. The teachers should give them a wrning but they shouldnt give tickets. I think it is ridiculous to give students tickets. Its not like they are drivng or something.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  323. Morgana

    I think the policy is to the best interest of the students but it seems a bit harsh. I can understand issuing a ticket out to a student who has misbehaved numerous times, but I think they should be given a warning or two beforehand.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  324. Katie

    I think that it is a bad idea for kids to get punished with a ticket. I think they should punish them with something else like detention or something like that.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  325. brooks

    If we do something wrong it is for the princpal not court

    January 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  326. Zink

    I don't think this is a good way to teach kids how to Behave. We should be high in school spirit. And I dont think that we should be afraid of getting a
    " Ticket"

    January 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  327. KB

    Kids should not be ticketed for bad behavior, they should get a conference. Kids are still going to act up, regardless. It's not the parents fault that their kids cannot behave.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  328. Ashlyn

    Kids should not be ticketed for bad behavior because sometimes it is not their fault.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  329. William

    I do not believe they should ticket the kids for anything. I think sometimes the teachers just snap for no reason.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
  330. Paula

    I agree with the ticket system. I always follow the rules and respect everybody. My family will not have to worry about me getting a ticket. Instead, they will spend the money on cute new clothes for me 🙂

    January 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  331. Guffey

    CHILDREN are in school. That's the general perspective on the matter. Tickets are given to adults and those who take part in adult activities. For example, teenagers who are just beginning to drive can be ticketed just as though they are adults. However, those who are still in high school are considered children. Unless the CHILD is flat-out breaking the law, no ticket should be issued.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  332. Ben

    Kids should be fined for bad behavior.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  333. Devin

    Kids should not be fined for bad behavior. They should go to the principal's office. Then they will be suspended for their behaviors.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  334. Elizabetha

    i think it is wrong because what if their having problems at home and take it out on people at school. but if their are no problems at home then yes you should discipline them.thank you

    January 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  335. Jewell

    This is wrong, very wrong... Super wrong... Child abuse... Not fair... No mistakes aloud..................................
    STUPID IDEA!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  336. Jewell

    Soon we, as children, will be in jail... All of us... For no absolute reason at all...

    January 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  337. greg

    I think that they shouldnt do tickets because instead of using their money on tickets they could be using it on school books or school things. Instead they should just make them do "chores' around the school for there punishment or make them clean the whole campus or something worth doing for getting in trouble.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  338. Maddie

    I think that kids should definitely not be getting tickets for disrupting class!!! That is entirely unfair and then when they're older they will just think a ticket is no big deal when really it is! Personally, I think this was a very bad idea for who ever thought this up.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  339. Katie

    I think the ticket policy is wrong because it is the students choice on how they behave.I would give them some kind of warning before I would get them in trouble.I think this is a very bad idea.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  340. Sam

    I dont think the students should give out tickets for misbehaving. After the student gets the ticket the parent most likely has to pay the ticket that was give. They're plenty of other ways to punish someone for that but a ticket just doesn't make sense...

    January 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  341. Maria

    I think that giving a ticket to kids who are still in school is a stupid idea because we're just kids! We make simple mistakes. OK, sometimes they're big mistakes...but we (most of the time) don't mean it!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  342. lexa

    I think that ticketing is bad and good. I think it is a bad idea because when you are a kid you do some stupid stuff. i think detention is enough you dont need to give them a ticket too. I think it is a good idea because it will teach kids a lesson. Kids in school think if the goof off it will not affect there life after school. Then will really open up kids eyes.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  343. Lizzy

    I believe that the thought of the ticketing was creative. For some kids it probably would have worked. Others it probably wouldn't have even made a difference. Most kids that misbehave probably don't even care what the consequences are and the teachers are probably just getting richer by the minute. I think that the only people that are paying the price (literally) are the parents. They have to pay that fine over and over again for everything thier child does. I don't think it will help most kids, and that most schools should just stay with working punishment.(cleaning tables, picking up trash, detention, ect.)

    January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  344. doug

    i think that they shouldent do tickets because if the kid is going to have problems at school i dont think the parents should get there money fined because their kid is not being bad in school. I think that the kid should get punished like haveing to clean the tables after lunch or parents meeting the teachers.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  345. KehLee

    I truly think that getting a ticket at school is really kind of stupid because its not like they have a speeding limit in the hallways. Most teachers just give you a warning because if your told once you shouldn't do it again.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  346. Juanita

    I think that students dont need to get tickets for being bad, they should just get 3 warnings and the 4th time would be the office or a note home. i think kids should face the consuqeunces not pay for them. I mean giving a young child a ticket for talking in class is wrong. How would you like it if we gave you tickets for being late to work?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  347. Ky

    I disagree, students shouldnt be fined for a slight misbehavior. Being suspended or getting detention is one thing but being fined is wrong. It's a slight over reaction because adults do things much worse and dont aren't fined. So why should students be fined for misbehaving in class it's not that hard to get under control.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  348. sammy

    I dont think you should do the tiket thing cause some parents mite beat there children for that or abuse them.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  349. ok

    I do not think that they should ticket kids because they already punish kids enough for disrupting class so why make them pay.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  350. lorena

    I don't like the idea because, they are still little kids and also teachers and parents could think of other disciplines for the kids, for example:
    Mopping the floor, cleaning, 100 words, or picking up trash in the hallways or this is always good detention. most parnts will be ok with those disciplines.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  351. bob

    I dont think that gettting a ticket for disrupting class is fair because what if they dont have the money or they go to a bad home and they learn that way and it can probaly ruin thier lives.Also what if its not your falt and your teacher thinks that then you have a ticket for somthing and you didnt do anything.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  352. Me

    I do kind of like the idea of ticketing children, but I also think that they shouldn't do very often. I think you should go with 1 warning, then detention, a second detention, and last the ticket because what if the child and/or child's family is having financial problems and won't be able to pay the fine for the ticket than they might be left broke or with little money, but if you do have the ticket it will be makeing the child behave, hopfully more.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  353. Esmeralda(:

    Well i say the ticket policy is a good policy but it isn't good to give the parents a hard time having to pay the ticket just because there child can't behave well in school... If a student misbehaves in they should get DETENTION or SATURDAY SCHOOL... But if they don't listen with getting those 2 things then they could involve the SCHOOL POLICE.. But it's not good to give students tickets. I also say it's ok for students to make there class mates laugh once in a while only when its appropriate or when the teacher isn't explaining anything otherwise it could be ok just to have a little fun in the classroom while your working that way time can pass by quick.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  354. Person

    SO NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  355. Nicole

    What the heck??? Kids shouldnt litterally have to go to court for something so little as misbehaving! I mean sure they should get punished, but that wouldn't teach them anything more than going to the principals office, it would probably make them feel like in-mates in jail or something, not like a mis- behaved kid getting punished.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  356. KehLee

    When your at school and got a ticket for misbehaving what would you think of it? I will tell you what I think of it. I think that when your at school you should get a warning first because most kids don't do it again if they atleast get told not to. If they do it multiple times talk to their parent about their childs actions.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  357. SARAH

    Kids shouldn't have to get tickets just for interrupting class, etc. They are just kids. If they got a ticket every time they interrupted a class or something then the people handing them out would have to double their order in paper.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  358. Kelcie

    Ticketing in Texas for disrupting class is different but I would never allow that at my school if I was the Principal. I think they should give at least one warning before doing anything too serious. After the first warning the student doesn't listen to the teacher then they should get detention or extra homework or something not extreamly serious.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  359. sammy

    I don’t think it's right for people to do this kind of thing but in this story since it happend ,well then if its a driving problem then I think the courts should deal with this but if its something small like in class then I think it should be with there parents and teachers and the maybe the office if its a big deal if not then just adjust it.And I dont think they should get fined for deciding to make a bad desision in class I think just detentions would be fine but if its damage from a car onto the state then maybe get fined but not so much because the courts should know that we have a bad economy.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  360. Chezney

    Honestly, I will try to look at the situation from both point of veiws. i realize that students can be disruptive, but were does the money come from? There parents. I admit this idia of punishment has potential to be a good concept but it soes have to be fine tuned in witch the parents do not get punished on there childs behalf.
    -Chezney

    January 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  361. Carl

    Hey Carl Azuz, i have the same name as you, haha. Anyway...
    This is unfair. How would you like it if you got ticketed? There's my point... You wouldn't like it if you got ticketed, so don't ticket others. Go back to detention. No matter how much we hate it, it's better than being ticketed or fined.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  362. Bob

    What was wrong with detention or suspension?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  363. gianluca

    I think giving a ticket to akid is punishing their parents instead of the kid because the parents are the ones that are going to pay.It is better to send the kid to the principals office than make their parents pay.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  364. Ivey

    I think it depends on how badly you behave. If you misbehave, but it really wasn't that bad, then I think that you should get a detention or a different punishment. If you misbehave, and what you did was really bad, then you should get a ticket. I think it all comes down to how badly you misbehave.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  365. Chris

    Are schools getting this desperate for money? Soon enough the FBI is going to be teaching in classrooms.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  366. amy

    I think this is not a good idea because it would only cause kids to get mad and start more trouble. Also the parents would have to pay for something out of there control.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  367. riku

    I dont think that it is right to punish the child and give them a ticket and have them spend money. I think that they should do it the old fashion way to give them detention and then if they do it again they can have suspension. It is not right to give them a ticket for the disipline of their actions.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  368. Braeden

    I think that it shouldn't be a punishment. If you do something bad in school, it shouldn't result in paying a ticket. Maybe you throw a paper airplane. It probably won't stab someone's eye and you will probably have the police come along and give you like a 200 dollar ticket.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  369. Daniel

    I believe that the idea of giving students tickets for misbehaving in class is wrong. Why should misbehaving result in going to court or paying money? I would give the students a few warnings before fining them.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  370. Moriah

    I think thats the most stupidest thing ive ever heard. kids make mistakes and who ever made this law is really stupid. I think kids should go to detention or the ofice. Thats a better disipline than getting a ticket.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  371. Jacob

    I feel that it would teach the students to have more responsability but it would not work if the parents paid it for them. I also feel that it would prepare them for the life ahead of them.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  372. Josh

    I think it is not a good idea because if the parents are paying for the student disrupting class the student probably won't care. The parents are already paying for education through taxes so why should they pay for their kid misbehaving.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  373. Garrett

    I think that is one of the most retarted things in the world, i say if you want to give discipline then give them after school detention or something like that. But don't have them pay money for disrupting class.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  374. Kalei

    I think that there are some circumstances where that would be a good idea. In others, it just becomes tedious. For example, missing or late homework should deserve 2 or 3 warnings and then a ticket. Tickets shouldn't have fines or a day in court, though. A detention would work just fine because there are economic stresses and if the student or family can't pay, what happens then? Overall, it can be worked out as a good system and might benefit our new generation of Americans.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  375. Daniel

    I do not believe students should get a fine for misbehaving in class. I believe that students should get a few chances first, or get punished by detention or suspention. This is a way to make people pay for talking in class, or such. This is not right in any way.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  376. Rihanna

    In my opinion is that it's a good idea because it will not only make them be respectful and to keep students from misbehaving, but it will also make them become a better person and to be successful to how to work with peoplewhen they grow up. Also being patient with others. So i think it is a good idea.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  377. Halez

    If sending them to the office doesn't help the problem, neither will ticketing them. The tickets will only make the parents suffer, the kids will learn nothing. The best ways to discipline a kid is by giving them detention or make them clean something.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  378. KehLee

    I think that the ticket poilicy is okay but i think the policy of going to the office or detention works just as well. I believe this because students don't need to get fined for their behavior problems when sometimes their parents can bail them out.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  379. Jarob

    I dont think the ticketing is a good idea. Would you honestly make a child pay a fine of a ticket for misbehavior? Mostly it would be the parent paying the fine and they shouldn't have to suffer for what their child has done. I think the kids should just have a verbal warning from a teacher or a parent. If they really behave that badly, they could always go to the office. i think this wholre ticketing thing is blown out of proportion.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  380. Halez

    If sending them to the office doesn't help the problem, neither will ticketing them. The tickets will only mkae the parents suffer, the kids will learn nothing. The best ways to discipline a kid is by giving them detention or make them clean something.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  381. Catherine:)

    Personally, I think that ticketing students is a good idea, but it doesn't teach the student much. I, would make them do things for the school, things that would really make them think, "Wow, I don't want to do that again..." that way they will know that what they did was bad and your school get's something out of it as well...

    January 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  382. Andrew

    I think they should not get a ticket because that is not what some school teachers give for misbehaving the class. It think they should get the detention or learning how important to behave by learning the consequenses on what happened when you misbehave on. That is not how the ticket is for.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  383. Darian

    I don't think they should give out tickets to students/kids who misbehave. It's their decision to act up, but getting a ticket and their parents having to pay for it isn't fair. Different punishments can be made, like maybe community service in the neighborhood or around the school for misbehaving badly. They might be the ones being ticketed, but their parents would still have to pay the fines, their parents will have to lose the money, not the kids, so I don't think it would get through to them as much as they think.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  384. Lilli

    this is mutany they should not give kids tickets although it gets kids ready for the real world it can also tell kids that its just a piece of paper and nothing that they say you have to do

    January 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  385. Hibah

    I'm think it's wrong because swearing in public is illegal but I would give them warnings and if they had to many [warnings],I would have just sent them to the principal

    January 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  386. Paul

    I think if children dont behave, face the consequences. This Ticketing for Dicipline is a great idea. If you dont want to pay, dont get in trouble, yes its that simple.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  387. Constance

    I live in Texas and don't believe that students should get tickets for acting up in class. They could just be having a bad day and they might not have the money to pay for the ticket. The tickets will just make kids dislike school even more and they will start dropping out.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  388. Jumanji

    I think that this is not a smart law. Kids already dread school enough without having to worry about their parents making them get a job to pay for a ticket. Students will be boring and school will be even worse. Also, teachers will give out tickets just because they're having a bad day, like they do with detentions.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  389. Lilly

    Some kids may not get an allowance or have ways to earn money – school is supposed to be a place to learn – not a fining facility.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  390. Jack

    I think this is ridiculous. Obviously kids should be punished for their wrongdoings, but to give the punishment to the parent doesn't teach these kids a lesson. It teaches the parents to save up their money if their child misbehaves. Maybe something like cleaning the bathroom would be more appropriate.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  391. Alexander

    Really!? Now they've gone to ticketing minors!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  392. Christian

    This is just pathetic. The tickets policy is wrong. You can't charge minors for misbehavining class. In the end its the parents who have to pay. What if the parents can't afford to pay tickets. Then what?

    January 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  393. Trae

    I can't say ticketing for bad behavior is a bad thing. I f you think about it sending the kid to the principal's office would take away from their own learning. So just a ticket and telling the kid it will be worse if they don't calm down would do it. plus it is sort of the parents fault for not disciplining them.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  394. Owen

    I think instead giving them a punishement, such as cleaning or having detention for a week. Ticketing can have a bad influence on the students, because the tickets can represent how bad they had done, and may be bad on how they live in the society. Also, we can show them the consequences by a portfolio or by taking them to the police office to how to get out of bad decisions.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  395. owen

    Our school also has ticketing, so I have a good idea of it.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  396. sydney

    I think its fair because they should not be messing around in class and being off task

    January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  397. Peggy

    I don't think that it is fair for students to be fined using tickets, because the majority of students don't have jobs, so the people that will be paying for the tickets will be the parents, which isn't their fault if their child gets a ticket. I thik that there are many other ways to enforce rules besides tickets.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  398. Marcy

    Getting a ticket while driving is a good reason because you're not following the law. To get a ticket at school is just ridiculous. You want to punish the kid, not give him a fine. Unless it's something absolutely terrible like destroying property such as a desk or smart board where money is involved naturally then tickets should stay out of the equation. Only school punishment like extra homework or staying after school to help clean up classrooms or trash around the school.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  399. Katia

    not a bad idea. i definately need it at my school. especially for my class. we lose SO MANY privelages that many people not part of the juvenile behavior are upset. fortunately i am not part of that rowdy group.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  400. Jolin

    I think that if you disrupt the class, you shouldn't have to get a ticket. I think that it's just crazy! School may be for learning but it's just not right to give a child a ticket. We are kids, not adults!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  401. Jon

    I think that they should

    January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  402. Dorkis

    Student ticketing is a good idea. If students misbehave, they need a way to make it stop. In my school, the safety patrols give people tickets if they break safety rules.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  403. sarah

    And Also! It Seems Like They Are Only Doing this To Gain More Money I Mean Why Else Would they Do Something like THis if People Go to Court They would get alot more $$$ in there pocket for little mistakes that kids make ok they might make a couple of mistakes but like if you were coloring in class and you werent Suppose to i would just get a Slight Warning Nothing Mean becuz if you Do this Ur Student will end up hating you Foreve!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  404. Deko

    I do believe that it isn't necessary, and won't teach them a lesson. It's not like they're going to be the ones paying the ticket, when in fact their parents will. Just as with suspension, they're missing school. A believe a majority of students don't find that as much of a punishment... And it's not like anyone will know whether or not they're paying with their own money.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  405. Caity

    I think that the tickets will show the students what right 2 wrong is.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  406. Kallie

    I think that that is not right to have kids get tickets because of disrupting class. If we all follow that rule not much of us kids would be in school. It's their choice on how they behave and nobody else chooses for them.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
  407. Gillian

    It's totally unfair that they would do something like this. Kids should just get sent to dention, not get a ticket. It would probably do no good because the parents would have to end up paying the fine for the ticket.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  408. Corey

    Its not that serious its just a mistake. its wrong to give tickets its not death or crime so you will see if the person does it a second time. Maybe just staying after school or extra work. The more they do it the longer the punishment.But if its one mistake they will still have to learn.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  409. Adam

    Its not that serious its just a mistake. its wrong to give tickets its not death or crime so you will see if the person does it a second time. Maybe just staying after school or extra work. The more they do it the longer the punishment.But if its one mistake they will still have to learn.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  410. Kianna

    i think that ticketing kids for doing wrong is not the way for disaplin. If everyone was doing wrong then you would have more kids in Jail then in schools getting an education. At the age of 11-13 or 14 i dont think you need to experience going to Jail.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  411. Brendan

    No i think it would make kids bad and maybe good

    January 25, 2011 at 12:47 am |
  412. Melanie

    They already scare us into behaving by threatening us with the sacred permanent record. A criminal record is most likely the last thing they'll want to include on their list of extracurricular activities.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:47 am |
  413. Solwoo

    Yeah, It's fair, actually...for my opinion.
    students could commit crimes, so I think we have to be fined if we commit bad behavior in school or street what ever.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:21 am |
  414. Corey

    They should be ticketed for misbehavior because misbehavior can be disrespectful. So kids should be ticketed for misbehavior.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:53 am |
  415. Emily

    I think that it is up to the parents and the kids about punishment. But it should sometimes be up to the teacher , it just depends how they where misbehaving.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  416. julia

    i think its fair becaus thise kids need to learn there lesson and not disrupt the class and if they keep donig it over and over again then i think they should pay a fine!

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  417. caleb

    i dont think its fair.they should not have to have a ticket,just be sent to the principal,or a call home.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  418. ashley

    maybe take away their car its not really a big deal to like take them to court

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  419. Estefania

    I think a better punishment would be a call home or detention, I don't think should get a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  420. Jacob

    terrible...

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  421. Lauren

    I think this is a good idea if that person had not done that bad thing they would not get the ticket so now they know not to do it in the future.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  422. landon

    the ticket thing is stupid.I think teachers should be more nice to there kids and have a little fun from time to time.and cool off on all the work.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  423. austin

    I think this un fair

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  424. Hannah

    The ticketing policy is not a good idea at all! Kids shouldn't have to go to court and pay a fine!! I would have kids clean some part of the room for discipline. I think that there are punishments in place (like the ticketing policy) but they are not all bad.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  425. Isaac

    I think itsCOMPLETELY unfair. First off...kids don't have money to pay a ticket for disrupting class. I think that instead of giving a child a ticket you should just inform parents or send to the principal. Its not worth giving a ticket...I think its okay to give a college student a ticket for disrupting campus though.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  426. Nick

    I think this is a very bad idea with the bad economy. And that it is the teachers job to disipline the kids. It is a waste of time in the court room!!

    January 25, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  427. chandler

    i think its rong for the parents to pay for the students rong doing

    January 25, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  428. justin

    it is wrong to do that kids should be punished but not in that way. they should give them an office referal.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  429. Bridget

    I think that it is not right to do at all the parenets and teachers sounld only get to do that

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  430. aleah

    i definetly don't think that students should be fined for misbehaving. maybe you could punish them in a different way,like ISS or another in school punishment

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  431. hunter

    i think teacher should be able to give them weekend school(school on the weekend)

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  432. Cailey

    I do not agree with this I think you should just get a Traing Camp or ISS, OSS, Saturday School. I don't agree with this because you should only get a ticket fro driving and doing bad stuff, but not in school, that is just dumb.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  433. Hailey

    I think they should get punished by suspension or dention instead becsause when your older in life you don't get tickets for shouting out in class or cussing.
    You should be treated like you would in real life to be prepared but you should be punished to learn the ways , just maybe not so strictly.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  434. justice

    I think this is not a good idea becuse when they are older and they get a ticket they are going to think its not a problom but it is a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  435. Spencer

    I think that rule is stupid teachers shold disipline the child not a fine for 100$ or a day in court we should work together to stop it.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  436. Myanda

    I think they're overeacting. They should wait until the third offense at least and then just send them to the office, or even give them a refferal, not give them a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  437. Dominique

    I think ticket policy is wrong. If t5he students dont want to behave or to behave s or somethingthat is there chose they teachers should contac there pareant

    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  438. Jace

    I personally think that they should not be fined but given a harsher punishment, such suspension or expulsion. They should no not to disrupt class and should therefore be punished duely.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  439. Kayla

    I think that it is wrong that they use the ticketing. They should get a punishment thats not as bad.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  440. Nik

    I think thats horrible i mean why dose the court decide the punishment it should be up to the parents or teachers.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  441. Rommel

    I think students have to just try their best to behave so they don't get the ticket policy in school.The disapline could be to be nice and just get used to it.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  442. Nikki

    This is good. Students should take responsibility for their actions, because there the one who did the action so their the one who needs to get a consequence for it, because chances are their not going to do it again.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  443. Nicole

    I do not think this is good. Instead of making students go to court or paying a fine they should get a detention of suspension. Because some families cant afford the fines because of the economy.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  444. Matthew

    I think ticketing for just talking is not, in my opinion, ok. I think schools should use normal punishments(bookwork, extra homework, detention).

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  445. Jordan :)

    i think the ticketing idea is terrible. we are just kids!!! none of us should go to jail because we disrupt class!!!!! instead of ticketing try to focus on why they are disrupting class... if its talking try a warning, then conduct check.... maybe they just are asking what is going on because they don't understand!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  446. jiimmy

    i would make them clean the cafeteria for a weak

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  447. MNM

    i think that the ticket policy is wrong and kids should not get a ticket from disrupting class i think they should give them a fake ticket and have a lesson learned fron that

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  448. Madison

    Students shouldn't be disrupting class but I don't think its fair to make them pay a fine. A detention is enough.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  449. Alex

    I would give the student two warnings. After that, if they were still misbehaing, I would give them detention.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  450. Gabe

    I doent think they should give kids tickets because, some kids are not old enough to understand the things they do and doent do.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  451. Ben

    I think it is a good idea,only if you do something really bad.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  452. Raul

    I think that its not fair. If they disropt the class they should get a warning out of 3 not a ticket it should be the student choice.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  453. Parker

    I think they went to far.I think they should just get sent home or to the office.Or just get detention.I think the student should pick how they want to behave.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  454. Reed

    I think that it is a little extreme to give a student a ticket for disrupting class it would be better to give them detention or make them have a job like extra homework or more classwork

    January 25, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  455. clark

    i think it is a good idea ,but with too severe of a punishment. If you went to a fake court room at school and had a trial it would give the same expierence as a regular hearing at a real court room. also it would take s ton of time to hear the cases of all of the kids with tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:15 am |
  456. kailey

    i think it depends on how badly you were being disruptive.like if you are being very disruptive then u should get suspension but if you are just being a little bit disruptive then you should just get about three warnings not anything big...

    January 25, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  457. Alex

    I think it is not fair to the kids but that is just my openen.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  458. Tori

    I think that it is a good idea to give them a ticket , but it should not be fined. I can see where the parents were coming from, how they wanted to choose the discipline. I know i wouldn't wan't to get a bill from the school saying your child got a discipline ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  459. Taylor

    I dont think that students should get tickets for interupting class. I
    think that they should have another way of dicipline such as detention, some sort of a restriction, or even suspintion, but not a ticket that could possible cost up to $200!!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  460. Madyson

    I think it's fair because kids need to learn that they should behave because when there older and they never learned that what they did as a kid then they wont think it would be disruptive when there older.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  461. Michelle nd Savannah

    They shouldn't give kids tickets for disrupting class for a number of reasons. One reason is because some teachers pick out their favorites and the kids they don't like. Teachers could give more tickets to students they just don't like, rather than ones that might actually deserve it. Also they should not be given because some parents just don't have the money to pay for it. It would be more like punishing the parents than the students because lets face it, the kids aren't going to be the ones paying for the fine.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  462. random

    whoa! ive herd of detention but a ticket to go to jail and pay a fine? havent those guys herd of human wrights and the 8th amendment?

    January 25, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  463. pam

    I thingk that they are puting a punishment that is to mean .

    January 25, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  464. Leslly

    I think they are making the punishment to harsh. I also think it should be the parents buisness or the teacher's.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  465. Megan

    This is a terrible idea! Kids are kids and getting into trouble is just part of growing up. Everyone gets into trouble, especially kids, and that's how they learn. I think they should just keep it the way it is , because that's what has been going on forever and that has worked fairly well.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  466. Isaiah

    i think that this is the worst idea ever because you get more then you need of discapline at school like the gum rule

    January 25, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  467. Samantha

    I think this is a wrong way to discipline students. If I was a teacher, I would give students one warning and after that they would get a minor punishment like detention or having to share something in front of the class. Ultimately, how they decide to act in class is their decision and if they act inappropriatley then they should have consequences but not as major as getting a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  468. Alexis

    I think its ridiculous to ticket students for disrupting a class. It doesn't help the student's parents at all, because what if they have financial problems already? Besides, it's way too harsh.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  469. Felix

    Not a good idea. What if the student has mental or social issues? Then one kid would get lots of tickets and might cause more issues in that kid.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  470. Isaiah

    I think that this is the worst idea ever because you get more then you need of discapline at school like the gum rule.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  471. Anonymous

    I dont like that because u should get a ticket for driving recklessly and not get tickets for being disrupting in class. If your ever disruptive in class either you should get a warning or some other punishment that does not involve getting a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  472. olivia

    I think its wrong, why cant you just give detention. Its not like kids misbehaving is causing harm to anyone!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  473. Sarah

    I believe that this type of punishment is not right for students. The teachers shouldn't have the right to send a student to jail or worse just because maybe they were having a bad day or trying to impress their riends. What if someone was a great student and they have one hard day with there family what would happen? They go to jail for one mistake?

    January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  474. snow

    ticketing for a punishment sounds too severe. We should be trying to teach our kids to learn from their mistakes, not make them pay for making mistakes.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  475. Anonymous

    i dont like it cuss it is wrong and funny way to punish a kid that for just
    disrupling class. i mean what if the kid was like snezing that is disrupiling but a ticket is pretty wrong way to sette thing.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  476. Tobbey

    I think that is a pretty wrong way to punish a kid like that for just disrupting class. I mean what if the kid was like sneezing that is disrupting but a ticket is a pretty wrong way to settle things.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  477. jared

    i think that ticketing students is unfair to the parents and i think that they need to find different disciplines for the students since the parents have to bail the kid out of there discipline and pay them out of there naughtiness i also think that if the kid earns the ticket they pay for it.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  478. Jacob

    I dont think this is a good idea. Its a waste of time and money. It would be way easier to just send the student to the office or give them a warning.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  479. Anonymous

    Who ever did that shooting has major problems and need to go to therapies and take counseling.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  480. logan

    I think ticeting is wrong for the youth that might just scar them and the might be scared to go to school and the mihgt transpher

    January 25, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  481. samuel

    i dont think they should get a ticket for talking in class cause then they cant get in trouble and get detention very much to learn the hard way. its not right because then your not punishing the kids your punishing the parents and you dont have to work it of either so you should'nt have to get tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  482. Ian

    The ticket thing is completely outrageous because theres no need for it because people makes mistakes. Parents already have enough stress on there backs they dont need a kid coming home with a ticket. also it will make students hate the law and possibly droup out.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:48 am |
  483. Harjyot

    I think the ticket policy isn't any good. Knowing kids they would actually want to misbehave more and act more disruptivly. All kids have their moments and they have misbehaved atleast once. You can't just give everyone tickets or fines. That's wrong because kids are going to be kids. We should let them have some freedom. There not always going to remain kids. THINK!!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:49 am |
  484. Anonymous

    I thought this is an harsh, extream way of punushment but, if it helps students learn their lesson it could make the schools better.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  485. cortney

    that punishment is just wrong. especially for something as little as disrupting the class.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  486. James

    I thought this is harsh way to make students do better things, even though others would have thought they would have changed, but it just makes them do worse things.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  487. Sydney

    i think that its not that bad of an idea but the parents should not be the ones who take the responsability that the sudent has done. the parents should not have to pay for the student being bad. the student should be the one doing the punishment.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  488. TJ

    WOW i dont get why they give tickets to student. thats just stupit

    January 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  489. cristian

    i think its stupid why would you go to court for acting up i think that if your allways like this i get it put if your allways like this

    January 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  490. Kiara

    I do not think that kids should not have to go to court or get fined. I also think that they do need some kind of punishment or they may just do it again. Getting a ticket seems a little tough on the student to me.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  491. natlaie

    i think this is very unfair just because that person actted out in class doesn't mean they need to go to court if they do something that really hurts other and it only causes more trouble for the teacher to go through the processe to have this done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  492. Samuel

    Forget detention,give you a ticket , fine you, send you to court, all for bad behavior, why don't we.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  493. chad

    i think that this is right because u haft to pay and go to gail

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  494. chris

    i dont think its that fair for the mom and dad because its not like thier kids are relly going to pay for the ticket the mom and dad are going to pay for the ticket

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  495. Katie

    I think that it should be up to the parents because wat if u were just playin around and the teacher gave u a ticket ur parents would be all over u. Therefor ur a kid cut some slack

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  496. Alex

    i think students should get detention or in school suspention.Not get fined for disrupting class or misbehaving.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  497. nate

    it is not right to go to court but disaplene i can understand
    if the behavoir is out of control then it might be alright to punish
    but court is not good

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  498. Danielle

    i think that it is not really to have people out on the road that is under age 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  499. Tyler

    I disagry with the tiket policy its not wright.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  500. Hailey

    I think this is not right kids that dont behave should have to pay a fine or go to court. I think it is up to the teacher and parents what they do about kids that misbehave.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  501. Alex

    There still kids they shouldn't get a tickets just for misbehaving it's not right teachers and parents should diside a punishment.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  502. chris

    i dont think its fair for the kids for just doing something in class and have to go to court for it

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  503. Gracie

    I think that it's not right to do to students they shouldn't get tickets for acting up in school just give them detention or suspension.They shouldn't spend a day in court or pay a fine that is wrong to do to kids for just acting up in school.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  504. Amanda

    I think that students should get some disciplin. Because when some students get cought in class that are missbehaving the certian students should get in trouble not the whole class. That is not very common for the whole class to get in trouble just becsause of one person. The kind of diciplin that i would put in place is i would make the student leave the classroom. If I had a job and i was the boss then i would give them a warning because you get only one chance at the job. But if they did somthing wrong again then i would fire them.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  505. Maddy

    I think that the ticketing thing is not a good thing because the parents should not have pay money for the poor choices their childern make. The schools should just punish them more instead of paying money. Maybe then if they dont listen then the school can take it to the extent to where the parents have to pay for their kids bad behavior.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  506. cristian

    i think that its stupid .Why would you go to court for acting up put if you are always like this i get it put if its your first time thats studid

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  507. Will

    I like the law because most people when they get like a warning they just do it again and suspension is what they want because they get less work and they are at their house.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  508. Edgar

    I think that is not right beacouse students will not want to go to school and poeple will make a protest and that will causea lot of problems to that place.and other places will put the same rule on their schools.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  509. Jordan

    Why would someone get a ticket for not behaving what happend to good old fashion detention?

    January 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  510. alvaro

    i did't now that kids get ticket for desturbin class is tickets is that you have to pay money.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  511. Maddy

    I think the ticketing thing is not a good idea because the parents shouldnt have to pay for their kids poor choices. The schoold they attend should just punish the kids more. If it comes down to the extent where the parents need to pay money for the childs misbehavior, then thats just ridiculous.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  512. Shelbey

    I don't think students should get tickets for little things but i believe that the should get a ticket if they have drugs or get in a fight or have a weapon!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  513. tyger

    i agree with geting tickets in school. but only if you do somthing more serious than distrupting class. but some kids do not have enough money to pya off the fine

    January 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  514. Tyler

    I say that you shouldn't get ticketed in school because of all of the other disiplines there are so why don't you just do that and hold the ticketing off for out of school. People who get in trouble in the school should only deal wih the school. If you do something really bad you should get a ticket but only if that.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  515. Chode

    Schools should be traditional and just keep ISI and not make students pay fines. Because its there parents who have to pay the fines.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  516. Natasha

    I think that it is wrong to give a ticket to a kid that is misbehaving. I think that they should go back to their old punishments like detention and suspension. But it would most likely get kids to stop misbehaving.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  517. Raven

    I think that giving tickets for acting out is a bad idea because it may only make kids rebel more for the unfairness and I think that that should be up to parents to discipline their own children.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  518. Ashlynne

    I think that this is a creative way for disrupting class, but I don't think it's fair for the children/ children's family should have to pay the fines as a consequence. And besides, there's probably a reason why the child misbehaves in class, such as a family issue or trying to hide behind something.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  519. Tea

    I think that is a good idea because kids dont know that getting in trouble is a BIG DEAL.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  520. Brianna

    I think for a discipline they should get OSS or ISS for at least a week or two but I dont think they should go to jail or an

    January 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  521. Drew

    I think that detention or suspension is enough. I think ticketing should be illegal in every state of the United States. Ticketing is for adults, not for kids. I do agree there should be discipline but there should not be ticketing.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  522. Kaylee

    I think that its fair that students also get tickets in class because it helps them understand that you cant intterupt class unless it is for an important reason.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  523. Chad

    I think that it is really fair because it teaches kids not to act up in class a lot and it also keeps them more focused so they can learn more and get a lot more assignments done. I also think that its kinda wrong to do that beacause you are punishing kids for doing one of the smallest wrong things. And it should be up rothe parents and teachers if the have to go to court or pay a fine beacause they can just get grounded insted of having to pay a fine or go to court.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  524. Samantha

    I think it is a great idea because students need to know what disipline is like and then if they didn't like it then they probaly will not do it again what ever they did do!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  525. Amber

    I think that students should not get tickets for not behaving.Students should have the choice of behaving.If they don't then they should just get a day of detention not a day in trial.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  526. Jeremy

    people should not do that. being fined is no way to treat students. It is not the right thing to do, however, satudents should get punished. the punishment should be detention but fining students will not fix problems. they should give warnings to students. court is not the answer.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  527. Emily

    I think thats a horrible idea to make students pay. Isn't detention supposed to be the consequence? What if the person didn't have any money? Oh, and the court getting invovled is something I never thought would happen. This should be the teachers job to punish, not the judge! I kind of wonder who came up with that idea.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  528. Callie

    I think students shouldn't have to pay a fine; they're only in high school. But i do think that teachers might have to use harsh treatment if the disruptions keep happening.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  529. Brianna

    I think for a discipline they should get OSS or ISS but i dont think they should go to jail or anything like that.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  530. Jared

    I think that thats not right because if you miss behave in class you should get denton but not a ticket. I dont want to step in front of a juge and say sorry for not raiseing my hand I will pay the 1,000 $ fine. So I think that teacher should not have the choice to send students to jail.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  531. ivan

    i think is bad for studants i think they should get a timeout or a card but some should students get tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  532. amber

    i think that the ticket policy is wrong. what if someone is just saying that someone did it but they didn't. so i think that everyone that was involved should get in trouble. but not anything that is really harsh.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  533. Chad

    Thats a good policy because it teaches kids to behave more often but its also kind of bad because it should be up to the parents.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  534. Oxana

    What i would do is call the parents and tell them to deal with the kid or punish them from everything for a month exept school or something like that.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  535. william

    i think its wrong because they are just kids and i think they should send them to the principles office or somthing because that is a way that he school deals with it and not a police officer

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  536. bianca

    i think that its not fair that parents would have to pay a fine but a normal teenager acts up it's not like there commiting a crime . if i could i would go fight about how unfair it is that just for being normal they get a ticket and have to pay fines and go to court like you mading someone injured it should not be a rule

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  537. Hunter

    I dont like the idea of the ticket punishment .Becaues its just a ticket .What i would do is give them 3 warnings and if they run out of warnings i would tell them to go out side and seat in a chair for the rest of the class. The punishment is that the syudent probaly missed a test or some work.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  538. Abby

    i think they went a little overborad with this .yes were kids and we need to learn how to respect teachers but send us to the princable not be fined for it .

    January 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  539. Shilpa

    I think schools should have their own disciplinary systems and not involve the court in this matter. Ticketing students for misbehavior in class is a little overboard. It should really be upto the school and the parents how they punish their kids of lack of discipline. School can maybe have some minimal fine or something like that. But the court shouldn't be involved

    January 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  540. DYLAN

    I think they should go to the old meathod and paddle them

    January 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  541. annie

    i think that is crazzy because if you dont act right you should just get in trouble at school not at court

    January 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  542. jacqueline

    i do not think it is far that you will get a tickets to student who misbehave it is ok about a car but not at school

    January 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  543. Nicole

    I don't think they should give students tickets for acting up..I mean, if they wanted that rule as an option, it should be up to the parents.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  544. Jaden

    I dont think that it is fair that they get a a ticket if they disrupt calss because i just dont get why they have to give them a ticket its just plain out wierd :p

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  545. Anonymous

    I think that's crazy they should be old enough to behave write

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  546. Katie

    I do not agree .Because student should learn from their problems

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  547. Ricardo

    Thats not fair, they should get detention or get sent home not get a ticket

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  548. Sarah

    First off that is just plain out wrong! Giving a ticket for just misbehaving and HAVING TO GO TO COURT! you shoulnt have to be in trouble with the court you she be in trouble at school with the princaple.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  549. Macayla

    I Think that if you get in trouble at school you shoulnt get a ticket not a cort slip.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  550. Abigail

    you should get suspended not a ticket thats way to over board and the kid isnt even paying its the parents that are paying

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  551. Noah

    I don't think they should give out tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  552. Shelby

    I think u should just send them home for what they did or call the parents and see what they think the punishment sould be.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  553. Ashley

    I think that you should only get in trouble in school

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  554. Christopher

    I think that they should not give students tickets in Texas.I would give them warnings.Then if they did not listen i would send them to the princible.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  555. Erika

    I think this isnt fair to students that only interupt the class and teachers should do something about this.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  556. Anonymous

    i think that student should not be disciplined by tickets there are many different ways to discipline students and this should not be one of them

    January 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  557. Johnathan

    I think that it is not a great idea, because why would you get a ticket for doing something in class. I think that they should just call they're parents or something like that.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  558. Mikkayla

    I don't think tickets are a good punishment because the student is not being punished by a ticket the parents are, while the parents will most likely punish their child for getting a ticket the ticket does not punish the child directly. I think that there should be a punishment that only punishes the child for their actions because the parents have done nothing wrong.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  559. cesar

    that is not cool most people i know do that ten times a day

    January 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  560. Kendal

    I think the ticket policy is wrong. If the stundent doesnt behave they should have warning and if they dont listen they should go to detention for misbaving.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  561. Cora

    I used to live in Texas, and at the school i moved from, they ticketed kids that broke the rules. After that, there was practically no trouble for anyone. I think that ticketing students for misbehaving is a great idea, but maybe if they wouldn't take it to the extreme with the cost.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  562. dalton

    i think its smart because if your bad and get one your parents have to pay it and if they dont like it it's because they taught their kids that way

    January 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  563. Lauren

    Yes, students definitely need to be disciplined for disrupting class, although, being ticketed and even fined, is a bit extreme. They are kids. Kids make mistakes and should be maybe, sent to detention or suspended for a short period of time depending on how disruptive they are. They will eventually learn that disrupting class has consequences without being too severely punished.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  564. Laith

    They should have the same rules as Colorado does (principal/call home). They should be given warnings and get sent into the hall.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  565. Sam

    The average punishment is what we all agreed on, a punishment instead of a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  566. Shelbie

    We think that disruptive students should not be fined because it is the parents who ultimately have to pay the fine, and being loud, getting in trouble, and learning the consequnces of being obnoxious and disruptive is a part of growing up, so why dont you make the student pay there fine, with labor, and make them clean dishes, or other yard work.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  567. Jammy-Jon

    If kids are on task give them a treat and if they misbehave give them a warning and then send them to the hall.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  568. Aria

    This is not a good system because it shows up on your permanent record. As long as you aren't disrpting class in a bad way, like throwing a stapler at the teacher. Then it is not bad to give them a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  569. Mia

    I think that is a weird way to punish kids and detention or a visit to the principles office would be better. Also just an act up in class should not make the parents or the kids pay a fine maybe if they keep doing it they could get a ticket but not the first time.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  570. Gabriella

    Ticketing policy is wrong. They should get how they normally get punished. Like send them down to the office. I would make them stay in the classrooms and eat your lunch and you can't go out for the lunch breaktime. That would be better than getting tickets. THIS IS A SCHOOL NOT A PARKING PLACE!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  571. Ryan

    I think it would be wrong to give students a ticket why not just detention or suspension

    January 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  572. Zoe

    I think that students might deserve to be punished for misbehaving, but maybe not get a fine or go to court. Kids goof up sometimes, but it doesn't mean they should get a ticket. I would probably punish kids depending on how bad they misbehaved.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  573. Josh

    I think it is to serious a punishment because they are just kids and they dont no about how serious it is when they mess around with there own education.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  574. Christina

    I would give the student a look in the future if they kept misbehaving. Like juvi, or a detention center, supension. Once they get a taste of that, they wont be misbehaving anymore 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  575. Rachel

    I agree with discipline but i think giving a ticket is overvoard because its not fair people recive tickets for speeding and doing really bad things that are aganist the law and then he are minors receving tickets for something so simple. These are two different issues with same consequences, its too much i think she should just get kicked of out school.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  576. Andie

    Students should not get tickets for disapline it is not right. If you suspend them from and extra activitie that is reasonable but not tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  577. billy

    i think that discipline is very well needed......
    with out discipline the world would go nuts!!!!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  578. Alison

    Students shouldn't have to get a ticket for misbehaving. If the parents have to pay for them, then that doesn't make it the kids consequence. I think that he/she should just get ISS for misbehaving.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  579. Caleb

    People talk out of turn all the time.In school, the worst punishment should be last to lunch, no resess,or make them write sentinces. A ticket is to harsh for a child.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  580. Caleb

    I dont think they should charge a fine if students misbehave. Some students misbehave a lot and now not only does the parent struggle to pay the bills but also the tickets for their child's behavior.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  581. Kayla

    I don't think students should be fined for their acts because their only young and they'll be able figure out how they should really behave not from fines but from just growing up.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  582. Thierry

    I think that ticketing students is not a good idea because a minor situation is turned into a bigger one. They should just keep the regular system instead of getting the law involved.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  583. caleb

    i think they are on the right track, but ticketing their parents doesnt directly effect the student. i think community service would be a better idea because it directly effects the students

    January 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  584. emily

    i think that it is not far to punish the parents for what their child has done in the class room. they should make the student get the punishment for what they did in the class room or outside the class room! some examples are like give them iss, but if you really want to tech them a lesson take the to a jail and let have a tour of what goes on in there.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  585. Monica

    I believe that schools are not taking enough disciplinary action towards misbehaving students. For example, instead of giving students a warning take action. Teachers should contact parents so the problem can be solved immediately.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  586. Emily

    I beleive that ticketing students for discipline is just another way for the government to unfairly and unrightfully take money from the middle and lower class citizens. It truly does not effect the childs behavior, the only thing it effects is the parents wallet.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  587. Savannah

    I think this is a good idea, It helps kids ackt better in class and this is a good way to prepare them for the real world.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  588. Yuleny

    I think the ticketing policy is wrong. The ticketing policy is not punishing the students. It is punishing the parents because the parents are the ones that are actually having to pay for the tickets not the students. They shouyld punish the studentssom other way like giving them iss. They could also give them juvi or something like that.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  589. Jonathan

    It depends on what the student has done, if it is serious they should be Suspended from school or if they are just acting rude and,or acting like class clowns they should get a detention.

    January 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  590. caitlyn

    I think that they should not give the students tickets.they should just make them write 100 and up whatever they do because that's what my class does, or they could let them sit out recess.But they should not give them tickets.

    January 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  591. sonia

    I think that would be bad if you have to give a student a ticket what happen to no resess its way to mean to make them pay a fine

    January 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  592. reno

    I would not like getting a ticket in school and have my mom or a relative pay for what I did wrong so it would be punishing the parent instead of me

    January 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  593. Miles

    I think that this is the wrong thing to do.punishment such as community service should be given. going to court just convinces kids to do more because they might like getting the attention

    January 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  594. Mikayla

    I do think that students should be punished for misbehaving, but not as severly. Instead, give them a warning, and if they repeat their behavior, then give them a ticket.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  595. Julia

    I think discipline is understandable, but something as severe as a ticket is pretty overrated. Nobody wants to have to commit to a day in court just for misbehaving in class. School discipline is meant to prepare you for the future consequences in the real world, and it is not meant o be rushed into. Kids will find out for themselves the significance of getting a ticket out in the world, but with these disciplinary rules, it will be hard for them to realize how important a ticket REALLY is.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
  596. Gabby

    I would personally take away the most important thing that the person needs or yerns for so they would learn that sometimes to do whats right means to give up what you want the most so they will learn to be respectful.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  597. Reed

    I think that this is a little bit crazy. With all due respect to the people in Texas that created this rule, ticketing students is NOT the way to reinforce rules. Court is the way to deal with juvenile delinquents, not a student who throws a paper ball or a pencil. This is an absurd way to punish students. This removes the seriousness of court, as well as scaring some students to death.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  598. Jake

    i think it is to harsh of a punishment to give them tickets i think just giving them detention or keeping them after class would be a reasonable punishment.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  599. Chase

    I think giving kids tickets or sending them to court is way to harsh. kids are kids and do dumb things for attention. I think the worst punishment should be suspension from school, not doing something that might effect the well being of the students future.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  600. Lindsey

    I think that it can be good because it teaches kid what will happen to them if they do crime when they get older, but on the other hand, if the parents are paying. isn't it really punishing them?

    January 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  601. Luke

    I asked one my friends this, they asked me back, "are they going to a school or an educational prison?" I agree on this because I rarely get more than $50. a ticet any more would cause me to go bankrupt.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  602. Ms.hochstedar's 4th pd

    I think this is outrageous because instead of tickets and getting kicked out of school they should make you go to school longer and that will make all of the bad kid think twice about what they do next time.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  603. Xzavier

    I personaly don't think kids should get tickets it's just not fair, I wouldnt get a ticket because I am a good person in my own opinoin. But I think people should be more silvalized
    if i didnt spell that right my bad 😀

    January 26, 2011 at 7:53 am |
  604. Morgan

    I am from Texas, and let me say it is NOT fun to get a ticket. A lot of people get tickets for acting out of line.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:03 am |
  605. Shelby

    this should not happen this is crazy i would not want to pay for just disrupting a class! and what is the parents cant pay or afford this? will they get another one?

    January 26, 2011 at 9:06 am |
  606. Herbie

    I think ticketing is a little outrageous. Students break the rules because of lack of dicapline at home. If the students that get ticketed repeatedly do it and get in trouble (with court system) then it's not necessarily all their fault for not being taught good behaviors, manors and dicapline at home. I believe students can learn from their mistakes through other means of dicapline without getting court systems involved.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  607. Taylor

    I agree with the discipline situation, but I think giving tickets out to students is just not right. For one, the parents will have to pay for the ticket that the student got, and second I think that the tickets are just going too far, everyone gets in trouble at school once or twice, and sometimes its a mistake.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  608. Misty

    I think that this is a really good idea. I say this because a lot of teenagers or children that misbehave usually don't care what their parents or what teachers say so they will do whatever they want. I can understand why some parents don't like this idea because usually they are the ones that would have to pay the fines, but this is probably the best way for children to start to behave and respect their parents, their teacher, and their peers.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am |
  609. Benjamin

    depending on the situation the consequences vary, but if it's that bad, then these kids should be punished harshly, otherwise, how are they gonna learn from their mistakes?

    January 26, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  610. Logan

    I dont think the should be aloud to give tickets to students for being disruptive because its bound to happen with a class full of students a detention or suspension wil work fine enough.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  611. Anthony

    I think that it's dumb to that to people. if they did that to my school we wont last a hour with out someone getting a ticket

    January 26, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  612. Parker

    I like the ticket idea. It is a new step taken in preventing bulling but we shouldn't have to pay them. I think you should just do somthing like clean a lunch table or sweep a room.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  613. CV YMCA Summit

    We should allow teachers to slap students on the wrist. It does not mean beating the student, but disciplining them so it doesn't happen again. Also, schools could make students stay after school, complete community service, and/or work with the custodians to keep the school clean.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  614. Emma

    I honestly think it is the worst idea!!! I know that some people think it exposes teens to the world, but making them pay?!?! Thats just cruel!! You can't go around giving 15 year old kids tickets!!! The probably don't have enough/can't afford it!!! They're parents will most likely end up paying it, and MY parents wouldn't be too terribly happy about it!!! I don't think they should do it at all! They never even should have thought of it! Not once!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  615. Paige

    I think that giving students tickets for disrupting class, and fining them for it is a little too extreme. Kids are going to mess up and they are still learning right from wrong. Having high expectations for kids is always good but in my opinion kids should also be disciplined not as harshly as adults would be.

    January 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  616. Bernard

    I think they should just have some other punishments, such as remedial work for the misbehaving students. If the parent's pay for the student's ticket what good is it? That is not a consequence the child suffers.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  617. stephanie

    i think this is a bad idea i don't think they should bring in laws and government for every small little thing. They have better things to do then deal with kids who talk out in class

    January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  618. Mario

    I think kid should get tickets because they are being a bad influence on younger kids.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  619. Calvin

    I think that the school should give them tickets because it shows students how to be a good people in life, not be somebody that always get in trouble and break all the laws in the world.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  620. King

    I think it is dumb for kids to have to get tickets for misbehaving.
    Misbehaving is something you get sent to the office for just show what happens when your give them a tour of jail. Id feel disappointed in myself

    January 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  621. Hezekiah

    I think that giving students a ticket is bad but, I could understand if the student acts up 24/7and then you give them a ticket. I wouldn't give the better acting kids in the class a ticket for just having one of those bad days that you just can't follow rules. Also if the student just gets tickets for making a mistake their parents might get mad and take them out of the district then the district will lose money.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  622. James

    Giving tickets to children is kind of stupid because parents just don't have money to blow just to discipline their kids. Some kids can't help their self. Families will probably move out of state maybe even home school their kids so they are for sure they don't act up. Maybe they should discipline them when they get a little older. Only thing that will stop the school district is to get them to change their minds.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  623. Kory

    I think the law that states you have to pay a fine for disrupting the class is the most stupid thing in the world. Y'all need to grow up and stop trying to get money from us.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  624. Sofia

    It doesn't seem right that you have to spend a day in court and pay a hefty fine just for maybe interrupting a teacher or passing a note. Sure, it might help the problems, but it's not at all a crime! A better way to solve it would be smaller things, like extra homework, no recess, write a letter, or a trip to the principal's office. It's very harsh, and it's nowhere near criminal enough for a ticket. I would be really nervous to attend a school like that! These things should be settled at school or at home!

    January 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  625. jasmon

    I think they should punish kids because some kids are bad sometimes and sometime they be good so one moment i think wait no don't punish the kids because i am a kid in the 6th grade so don't punish us we is good not bad kids but sometimes I feel that I am a bad kid sometimes i do bad and sometimes not omg ppl so think to yourself and say yes some kids need to get punished (^^^)

    January 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  626. Deshawntez

    I think that parents shouldn't have to pay for their kids tickets. I don't think kids should get a tickets.I think that rule stinks because I for one love to talk all the time. I think students who misbehave should have to stand with their hands up for 10 minutes.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  627. jasmon

    I think they should punish kids because some kids are bad sometimes and sometime they be good so one moment i think wait no don't punish the kids

    January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  628. Joshua

    Why would you give a student a ticket for misbehaving in school, and they would have to pay. Because they never did tale me that they was doing that they just gave it to me out the blue.You are just going to give me one for talking and playing we can give tickets to cars because if my teacher gave me a ticket i would put it on the wind shield of her or he car.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  629. Camryn

    I think that the Texas School District went a little overboard. That's dumb for giving a ticket to a student . That's a bad idea. The students in Texas Schools may be disrespecting the teachers because they could be dealing with something at home, you never know. The point is they shouldn't be disrespecting teachers for something thats going in there life. If I were them I would ask to speak to someone or ask to go home.

    Thanks for listening

    January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  630. Kimbreale

    This is what I think. I think that they should not give teens tickets because maybe they could not pay for it. This is how I would handle it. The discipline is not going to help anything. It is just going to make them more upset than they already are. I think what will help is for them to write an essay about what they did. That is all I have to say.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  631. Victor

    I don't approve of kids getting tickets for misbehaving. Send them out to the office instead. You should punish them depending on what they did, or go to ISS.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  632. jasmon

    don't punish the kids noooooooooooooo i am one of those kids

    January 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  633. Darante

    Students should not get tickets for discipline because it is not right. If you suspend them from an extra activity that is reasonable. And If they were on the football team or the basketball team I would suspend them from that activity. That is what I would do so I would advise them to not be bad.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  634. Mandie

    I would hate to be a student in Texas. A parent would have to take money from their account,maybe $20,000,000, and /or a fine.I think the parents or the teachers should decide what the punishment should be. The student should have a punishment that is normal like detention ,a card flip, or put out of something fun that has been planed.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  635. christina

    When people talk out of turn all the time In school, the worst punishment should be last to lunch, no, or make them write sentences. A ticket is too harsh for children. And students should not have to get a ticket for misbehaving. If the parents have to pay for them, then that doesn't make it the kids consequence. And the parents don't like to pay the people and I think that the people should send them to put them in jail because they are just going to keep doing the stuff they are doing.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  636. jakayla

    Its not fair for Texas to give kids tickets. They're just kids. Plus they're not the ones that have to pay for the ticket, their parents will have to, and a ticket is not going to stop them from doing it again if they're not the one that has to pay for it. Just put the kids in detention and go by what day it is.

    EXAMPLE: It is the 26 so the kid would have to be in detention for 26 days.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  637. Tashawna

    Tickets? Is not called for so there for I well give the kids three warnings first one : make an mistake the first time warning . second call home . third kicked out of school because – they as and the kids / students should no better already because after the first warning . Sometimes kids act like that because of what they see at home sometime or its from when they get to school they act like that. Parent's should not pay tickets some people hardly have money to pay there own bills.Thats what I will do if I could control the school but I cant. Every time the child be bad you can't make the parents pay ticket. I mean the child have a brain sometimes they choice to do stuff that not so great . . I hope you guys figure out something.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  638. Destinee

    Tickets.? I think that is a horrible idea to make students pay. Isn't detention or call home supposed to be the consequence? What if the person didn't have any money? The teacher is suppose to help them and calm their behavior down, not give a ticket. What if they don't pay? What if they keep doing it? That is when you involve the parents with it, but kids have to learn right from wrong. Giving them ticket isn't going to solve nothing that's going to make them hate school more. Most teacher are going to regret what they did because what goes around come around. Should parent protest about this because i don't think it is fair? Do the little kids get tickets too?

    January 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  639. lance

    i think that getting tickets for misbehaving isn't fair to the students because it's like getting a ticket for talking even if its the person next to you

    January 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  640. MATTHEW

    I think the ticket rule is the worst rule in the world.
    Why would they do that to the parents .
    What if the parents didn't have enough money.
    But it teaches them the rules of life when they
    have to lose their money.I probably give them detention after they flip card.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  641. Deron

    I think it is just a scam to get more money because everyone in school gets in trouble once in a while. Instead of a ticket they should get a two week suspension.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  642. Desiree

    Students should not get tickets. I know kids are bad but give them a better punishment than that.I mean come on kids can't pay tickets what was you thinking? You can have a better punishment like write 100 times or more not to do that again. I would that!!!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  643. Morgan

    I think It should not. It's not fair to all of us to get a ticket that could not harm anyone in anyway. They are overdoing it with this law.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  644. Morgan

    If we get the ticket It will show us resposibilite, but are parents are the ones who are most likely to pay it. Then the student might get punished for there actions when they have done nothing wrong.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  645. Sean

    I think this could mess up a students future. it would go on his or her permanent record and that is kind of drastic for a misbehavior in school.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  646. Tanner

    I would say that is going a little bit too far. The parent is the one who has to pay the fine. They can't really help what the child does at school. That doesn't really teach the kid a lesson... They dont have to pay. I would stick with write-ups and detention!

    January 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  647. jami

    i dont think they should have a ticket for texting while walking because u could still pay attention while walking across the road while texting i have done it before.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  648. Josh

    If that happens it will not help because more cop's are going to be spending all there time looking for the textures. Then less cop's will be looking for people breaking in to houses and stealing stuff.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  649. Sarah

    I think giving student tickets for misbehaving is wrong. Most students don't even have jobs so if they are fined, it's the parents that are the one's being punished. Students get stressed with homework everyday, home drama, friend drama, it would be hard not to act out sometimes. I've witnessed teachers doing stuff just as bad as some students and nothing happens. Detentions, suspensions, and expulsion is bad enough. Going to jail would ruin a students whole future.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  650. Zach

    In my opinion, that is kinda WAY too drastic just for interrupting class. So like, if a person talks while the teacher is talking, they could be sent to jail? Isn't that kinda...harsh?

    January 27, 2011 at 5:33 am |
  651. Gaia

    Tickets for children. I've never heard of that. That is a silly excuse to get kids to behave. If someone burped in class and the whole class just burst out laughing...well, that student would have to pay a hefty fine and the parent's would be pretty mad. That increases stress and by the way just taking care of the student is hard enough but what if your child brought home and $150 ticket saying he just burped in class..that's kind of hard to believe.

    Sure, discipline is important in this world(billy! I'm talking to you) but to have to pay a fine for just making a disturbence it just sounds like what happened to Phillip in "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi. If you read the book then you would agree with me. Things would get out a hand and maybe the story that a kid got a ticket for burping would travel around the world. Who would believe that? I barely do!

    January 27, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  652. heather

    I think this deal is over the edge! Kids shouldn't have to pay a fine for disrupting class. School officials should stick with "old school" punishment as in: detention, no recess, ISS, ect. Let kids be KIDS!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  653. john

    this is lame beacuse onece in a while you are going to get someone . instead why won't you just give them after school detetion or lunch detetion. instead of giving them a ticket for acting up . that should be an alterantive.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  654. Taylor

    There are tons of different ways of punishmnet for students who misbehave in school but this is ridiculous. What ever happened to detention or in school suspention? Can't we just keep things old fashion, and stop changing rules all the time? Honestly, who do they think is going to pay these outrageous tickets?

    January 27, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  655. Caitlin

    I think that the school and/or parents should take care of their child's disipline, and if things keep getting out of hand then maybe take those measures but I think that is pushing the line.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  656. Omar

    People sometimes disrupt classes, Maybe its because they have problems, so just because the student has problems doesnt mean they should get a ticket!

    January 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  657. Rebecca

    I dont think this sould happen that is too serious to be doing i dont think this should happen

    January 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  658. brianna

    ok now THATS to far. if you get a ticket it most likely wont be the student, but the parent. their punishing the wrong people. your really punishing the parents. thats not fair for anybody. 😦

    January 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  659. Aaron

    It would get kids ready for the future. When they realize the consiquence for disrupting class, they might get a hint of what serious crimes can get them in the future. I feel it is a lesson learned and mistakes like this will not be happening again any time soon.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  660. max

    I agree with this on the discipline level because many students at my school are extremely disruptive and it drives me up th wall and i would like to see some action taken!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  661. Madison

    Tickets are for drivers
    Detentions are for students
    So stop giving tickets for those
    who just need a good talking to.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  662. Kayla

    I think it's a great idea! So many kids these days are taking advantage of lax teachers or just don't care about the disciplinary actions as it is. I've seen it firsthand and something needs to change. Misbehavior creates a distraction in the learning atmosphere which will ultimately come back to bite the schools much worse than they're misbehavior. Obviously the disciplinary actions are not enough, because I see the same kids getting in trouble at my school everyday. It's time for something more effective- for all of us.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  663. Sandra

    I would show them juvie or a detention center.What would really make them behave is making them stay at those places to scare some sense into them.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  664. Yasmin

    i do not think its fair to get a ticket

    January 28, 2011 at 8:19 am |
  665. Kyle

    This is completely unfair to students. They did not commit a crime and therefore should not get a ticket. Also,there are many people with mental disabilities who have a hard time controlling their emotions when they are picked on, for example. Punishments should be decided by the school and parents, not the legal system.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:13 am |
  666. samantha

    i do not think that is a very good idea.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  667. Ryan

    I would probably try the erkel thing, that one school is doing for pants.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  668. Elyse

    I don't exactly think that they should be ticketed for being disruptive in class. But I do think that there should be consequences. Because then the students will not even think about the rights of the other students to be able to payattention in class.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  669. Kendall

    Students may learn from this experience but they would also miss school time, fall behind and then be swamped with work. Not to mention that this act is much to harsh just for kid speaking out of turn. If they were to go on and do worse things later on in life this process would have no effect on them.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  670. Michaela

    i think that they should get refocus sheets and tell what they did wrong and they should also put that they won't do it again and if they do then suspend them for how long they think

    January 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  671. Aaron

    Thats not fair to give tickets to people for talking out of turn. whats if its an accident? Are you still gonna get a ticket?

    January 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  672. Brooke

    The kids that should get a ticket are the ones that are severely disruptive and disrespectful. The kids that are this way in class are already getting administrative detentions, suspensions, dealing with parent punishment...and yet they still continue to act this way. So a ticket is going to mean nothing to them. Many kids in my school have already been to prison several times and have probation officers. If that hasn't stopped their bad behavior...a ticket certainly won't because the parent will end up paying the expense....but maybe having the parents pay the tickets would be a better idea.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  673. michael

    i think students should get tickets but not for money they should be givin tickets that state the student has to do a certin amount of community service at there school depending on what there behavior was

    January 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  674. blake

    who would ever pay them that is a wast of time and money

    January 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  675. Jasmine

    No, because people are responsible for their choices. It shouldn't be a law only because of that. Yes it could be dangerous, but people should be able to choose and make their own desicions.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  676. charles

    i think texting while walking is bad because the economy is bad as it is and people have have to work with in their cell phones to have there job so i think this should not be pass

    January 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  677. scotty

    I think discipline should come from parents, not currency. Why should parents pay for their children mistakes? If that is what they are going to do, warnings should be made, such as 3 chances. But maybe if the tickets came out of a child's allowance, they would think before they act.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  678. Alicia

    I think its up to your parents weather u get in trouble or not and if you do make those mistakes you should be ready for the consiquences that you gave yourself 🙂

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  679. gabby

    a ticket for disrupting class the reason why they do that is so they can get attetion from other people and the teacher and i say no to a ticket for disrupting a class

    January 29, 2011 at 12:44 am |
  680. Brandon

    I don't think that this is a good punishment being fined for bad behavior is just ridiculous especially in today's economy most parents wont be able to afford it and it will just turn to chaos all because their kid talked during class.Still I'm not saying that this bad behavior shouldn't go unpunished because then it will just keep escalating and getting worse.So instead of a fine they should just do detention , referrals , suspension , and if it does escalate far enough and depending on the situation it mat lead to expulsion. But being fined is outrageous my grandparents are in debt and my mom is on on food stamps and we couldn't afford it and there is a lot of other families like that and they would back me up 100% that this is a bad idea. So no they shouldn't give tickets they should just give normal detention.

    January 29, 2011 at 1:55 am |
  681. Karri

    That seems a bit too harsh. As long as teachers and staff don't let bad behavior slip by with out someone confronting it, I think kids will get the point. I know if this was like the discipline at our school, we'd be seeing a lot better behaved kids!!!!

    January 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  682. Chloe

    I think it's good to punish kids disrupting class, but fines will probably not help. Lots of kids don't have the money to pay these fines, and besides punishments only make people dislike school more. Probably you should take away field trip privileges or give them in school suspension. Yes, misbehaving has consequences but these consequences just don't make sense.

    January 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  683. Veronica

    this wouldn't help any one because it would show the children if they act out in class nothing would happen to them. the parents are the ones punished in this not the children.

    January 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  684. Austin

    I think it matters what the student has done and how many time he/she has disrupted the class and if the student is a good student or bad student

    January 30, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  685. Ali

    That's ridiculous. I mean, I like the concept that they are trying to prepare children for the real world, but how they do it is a little over the top. If a child was being extremely disruptive, I would send them to the principal's. It is as easy as that. No need to go to court AND get a ticket.

    January 30, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  686. Samantha

    I guess it depends on what the student has done. It's not fair for a student disrupting class, to maybe get fined or go to court. That's just taking it way to far. But if the student has done something bad enough, then go for it.

    January 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  687. alejandra

    i think kids should act in a good way and tey deserve punishment if there bad

    January 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
  688. Michael

    I think we should give tickets to the students who had done something wrong. Even though they are young, they gotta know what they have done and how serious it is. If we don't do that, there is no way for them to find out whether it's good or not. Therefore that's your answer and that's your shoutout~

    January 31, 2011 at 3:24 am |
  689. Akira

    i think that they should give students tickets. i think they should stick to the normal stuff and give out detentions and stuff. i know that school would get a lot of money from that but have you ever thought that maybe the teachers should be so freaking boring? and that they should try to make students learn in a fun way.because if u havent noticed that students learn more when they are haveing fun becuase they get to rememe ber the good times and not the bad

    January 31, 2011 at 7:15 am |
  690. Brian

    NO NO NO! It is not against the law,and the PARENT has to pay for what the child has done? This must stop!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  691. Marianna

    I think that is a bad punishment because kids don't have that much cash so the parents will end up paying and then the students get no punishment! I think kids should get the punishment like silent lunch o something! carl azuz do u agree or not? please share on cnn. we watch it every day.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  692. KayLyn

    I believe getting tickets for disruptive behavior is a good thing because other kids in the classroom could be trying to work. The interuptive kids will distract the other children who want to learn.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  693. skyla

    I dont belive that ticketing students for acting below excpectations is unfortunate for ANY schools enforcing this.First thing thats going to happen is students are going to act worse,because boys like a challenge and girls like being in the spotlight.Second thing students grades would go way down because students that aren't doing the first thing ,and are going to try to make sure that they pay attention to the teacher.Anyone who has a one track mind like me cant do both .

    January 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  694. javan

    i talk alot in class so i would pretty much be in jail right now but that law is terrible nobody wants to be put in jail for talking

    February 1, 2011 at 12:10 am |
  695. alecia

    i would make the students stand with twoo texts books and say dont bend your arms. then if it continues we will have morning and after noon detentions..!

    February 1, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  696. Tyche'

    If I had to figure out some way to keep students from misbehaving this is the type of discipline I would put in place...

    If the students were doing a certain action that was disruptive, ignorant, rude, or uncalled for they should participate in some type of community service. I think this because since that person wasn't being a good citizen to others around them then at least they should have to help othes in need.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  697. Shakorah

    If I have to firgure out some ways to keep students from misbehaving they will have no scholoarships for high school and college. another discipline i'll put in place is if a teacher has to say another thing to you, you will get KICK out of the school you go to and you cannot go to another school either. You are just going to be mess up in your life without an education and a job

    February 1, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  698. izaiah

    first step- warning

    second step- jumping jaxs

    third step- If students still does'nt care about getting in trouble have the student hold as many text books as you want and have the student hold them as long as you want

    February 1, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  699. monique

    what i would do if a child acts up is......give that child a detention for an hour after school and if they get up to ten detentions in a trimester then that child will get suspended from the school and never be able to return to the school for the rest of that year.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  700. savannah

    if i could figure out any discipline for students who show bad behavior i would let them sit for 30 minutes thinking what they did wrong ,then i would make them stand on hard rice with there knees for another 30 min, then they would know next time what they did wrong and then they would know next not to it again. that is what i would do if i every have to give discipline to any students

    February 1, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  701. Shaniya

    If I had to figure out some way to keep students from misbehaving. . .I would not do it that way. I would take the students that are misbehaving to a place that people go for really "misbehaving". That would be somewhere like a jail or a juvenile detention center (&) have them spend time in there.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  702. Najmah Ali

    Each time a student acts up thats a day short from their break. If their winter break is 7days but they acted up 3 times then that person would only have 4 daysoff for break. When their time is up they have to come to school and go about it as a regular day. If the student doesn't show up without a note stated a serious excuse,then the person has a 3 day suspension.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  703. Javonte

    If I had to find a way of keeping students from misbehaving it would be that they could get kicked out and banned from any other school in the city

    February 1, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  704. Leanne

    i guess i agree because at my school detention doesn't cutt it, or suspension, or expullsion. Maybe this is what it's going to take...

    February 1, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  705. riley

    i think that you should only get a ticket for bad driving, but not interupting clas. Becasue it is not fair because some students might get sent out of their classroom into another, and that means you have to knock and ask if you can do work in there. ng.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm |