Your kids are out of control (most of 'em anyway).
I drive a school bus and I can tell you from experience that YOUR children (most but not all) act differently when out of your sight.
Here is a teacher and bus driver saying the same thing. But as you read further you see that the "not all" doesn't apply to the rest of what they say. This is what I am trying to get across. The "BAD" kids suck in the "GOOD" kids. Now the good kids are punished. They got caught the one time they stepped out of line. Where as the bad kids, who are use to sneakiness and getting away with things go unpunished. And as soon as these "good" kids get caught, the faculty takes the above stance. (they are not good, they are bad little goody two shoes that have mommy and daddy wrapped around their little finger blah blah blah blah....)
I am not talking about just my kids. My kids got punished, deserved it, and I extended the punishment at home. But there were times they were not at fault.
But I suppose that goes along with what people say about wrongly convicted criminals. They might not be guilty of this crime but they have probably done something to deserve it.
Back when I was in school. I would see people get punished for things they didn't do, good kids, just because the teacher "THOUGHT" they did it. And some times another student would advise the teacher that that person had nothing to do with it, and then that student was also labeled a trouble maker and punished, just for saying the teacher was wrong.
When you (everybody) and even more so teachers, principles, bus drivers, throw all the kids into one pot, that being all kids are bad, then the system is failing them. There is more to learning than reading, ritiing, and rithmatick. Are you teaching them to distrust authority? They will be punished wrongly, or excessively.
Now to one of the examples I saw on the television show.
It is always wrong to be talking in class. If the kid was in trouble for that than great, wonderful, he deserved it. If he was trying to answer questions directed at him in a language the teacher couldn't understand and refused to answer her in English, then deservedly he should be punished.
BUT.... Mr. Principle was telling this kid that he could not speak Turkish to his Turkish friends not only in class but not in the hallway or anywhere on school property.
Come to Texas and tell them they can't speak Spanish to their friends.