School officials make countless decisions every day that directly impact their students. Given the sheer volume of policies to enforce, rules to create and problems to solve, it’s inevitable that mistakes will be made.
Thousands rallied against a Shelton, CT high school principal when she banned student James Tate from his senior prom. Yet this controversy pales in comparison to that generated by some other educators’ actions.
In “Unbelievable School Decisions,” EducationWorld takes a look at unusual actions schools have taken that have raised more than a few eyebrows. This four-part series delves into decisions so surprising that it is hard to believe the idea was raised, let alone supported. The first installment of the series, “Student Cage Match,” highlights South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, TX and the fights that were alleged to have been organized in a makeshift “Thunderdome” at the school.