• Discipline Problems in 1940s a Far Cry from the ‘80s

    by  • December 2, 2011 • On Culture

    These lists resulting from statistics compiled by the California Department of Education came out at the end of the 1980s. The top discipline problems facing public schools in the 1940s and 1980s:


    1. Talking
    2. Chewing gum
    3. Making noise
    4. Running in the halls
    5. Getting out of turn in line
    6. Wearing improper clothing
    7. Not putting paper in wastebaskets


    1. Drug and alcohol abuse
    2. Pregnancy
    3. Suicide
    4. Rape
    5. Robbery, assault, burglary
    6. Arson/bombings
    7. Murder