Legislation That Would Deny Schools Ability to Suspend Defiant Students Riles Assemblyman Jones

May 3, 2013

Jones: "How will kids ever grow up to obey the law if they aren’t taught to obey the simple rules at school?"

The office of State Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-71, Santee) releases one-minute internet videos of the representative speaking about specific topics dealt with (or not) in Sacramento that drive him crazy.

In this video, Assemblyman Brian Jones, who represents Casa de Oro-Mt. Helix and Spring Valley, responds to legislation that would deny school administrators from suspending students who “willfully” defy teachers.

AB420 would limit the ability of school administrators to suspend students grades 6-12 until a third or later offense of “willful defiance,” a term not clearly defined in the bill. It would also prohibit expulsion for such offenses and removes the option for suspension altogether for pupils in grades K-5.

"School children need to obey the rules and respect their teachers – plain and simple," Jones said in the video. "We shouldn’t be teaching kids that it’s okay to defy authority; we should be giving teachers the ability to enforce the rules.  How will kids ever grow up to obey the law if they aren’t taught to obey the simple rules at school?"

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