The media has recently been showing a video of violence in a Philadelphia high school. The news program I watched had two people of opposite political viewpoints sharing what they believed were the reasons for the violence in the school.
From my perspective, all the reasons were excuses.
Violent situations in schools will decrease when teachers are taught how to teach responsibility and impulse control. There is a way to reduce violence, and it is not through coercion or aiming at obedience, which is the approach usually employed.
Implementing the Discipline Without Stress® Teaching Model can make a significant difference in reducing discipline problems and violence in schools.