North Carolina Schools: Crime, Suspensions and Dropouts Down in 2010-11

A new report says crime, suspensions and dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the 2010-11 school year that ended last summer.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction says in its annual report on school crime and violence released Thursday, that offenses and suspensions relate to whether children stay in school to graduation.

The reported number of criminal or violent acts in 2010-11 decreased by 6% for high school students, and was nearly unchanged from the previous year when all grades are counted.

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  • by shonuff on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:58 AM
    Just another I can see from my town there are plenty of young adults not in school. Guess once again, they will say anything and do anything legal or illegal to keep the money coming in.
  • by dante Location: us on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:24 PM
    These are false reports! Principals do not submit all of the reports from teachers-they "take care of the situation," without completing the paperwork. The problem with the education system in North Carolina are the EOG's/EOC's. To score "proficient," the student only needs to get approx. 50% of the correct answers! The scores are inflated. Your child makes a "3" and they are deemed "smart!" even better "honors!"
  • by pete Location: Grifton on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    With the lotto money,money from drug bust and taxpayers money you would think we could offer the best education money can buy.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:35 PM in reply to pete
      Tell us Pete.....can you do better? If not shut up.
  • by Uncle Sam Location: everywhere on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    You people make me sick to my stomach all you do is wine and moan.Are even ONE of you trying to make a difference? With all the time you spend commenting on every story maybe you could use some of that time and do something about it.Run for a school board position,go to a PTA meeting,no i think most of you don't even have a child in school,don't even have a dog in this fight.If something needs changing don't talk about it take action,get off the sideline and get in the game,if not just keep your mouths shut because your ignorance is showing. Nuff Said!!!
  • by Duh on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    The schools' funding is connected to the statistics. Of course they're going to do whatever it takes to qualify for the $. And if that means passing students that shouldn't and sweeping things under the rug they will do it.
  • by Billy Bob Redneck Location: Winterville on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    I'm glad that a lot of people see this the way I do. When you have people like Barbara Owens, Jill Camnitz and Jennifer Little on your board and they back this junk this is what we get.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:05 AM
    Discipline is out the window, and grades don't seem to matter for students to be promoted.
  • by Billy Bob Redneck Location: Winterville on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:12 AM
    This my friend is what they call Welfare Education. In Pitt County we have another name for it, The triple B program (Beverly, Beverly, and Barack). For those of you left confused, Emory, Perdue, and Obama. Yes my friend until we make a change as a society and demand that this crowd change the way they do business, we will still continue to promote dummies with a diploma and when they get into the workforce then the vestiges of Equal Employment and Entitlement can take over and employers will be saddled with these NumbNuts that they can't fire even though they are incompetent. Yeah our society is really going down the tubes.
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      by Sad but True on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:36 AM in reply to Billy Bob Redneck
      DingDingDing!Right answer!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:36 PM in reply to Billy Bob Redneck
      You are a prime example of it.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Where are you Ted? I can't believe you haven't commented on those teachers yet!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:33 AM
    The system is broken. Students are not required to come to school, teachers are forced to give minimum grades, students are moved on whether they pass or fail, it is better to give a kid a diploma they don't deserve than have them it you with a drop out, teachers have ridiculous steps they are supposed to take before a student can be removed from the room, and administrators have ridiculous steps they must take before a student is suspended. The system is set up to frustrate teachers so that they won't go through all the steps to write a kid up or send them out because when they do follow the steps, little to nothing happens. By the time a kid reaches the point that they are to be suspended the semester is almost over and the whole process starts over. Why are all students expected to pass the EOC or EOG when they may not be passing their classes? How can a kid miss 30 days in a 90 day semester and still pass the class? Grade minimums that's how!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:06 AM in reply to
      Yoou are right on the money!!!!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:55 AM in reply to
        You must be a teacher because you are exactly right!
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