Sound Discipline teaches people to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
We see a day when
People feel cared for, respected and empowered in their schools, families and communities
Families feel that it is normal to ask for help and have a broad network of local resources (or family educators) that cross race, class and culture where they can turn for support and parenting tools.
Classrooms are places where young people are learning the skills needed in a global society
Schools are places where mistakes are opportunities for learning and the race bias around discipline is undone
Communities support schools and families in using solution focused methods that enhance equity and honor each person's dignity.
All people, young and adult—regardless of race, class and culture—are worthy of dignity and respect
Misbehaving children are discouraged children
Current punitive practices and systems work to the detriment of all young people and perpetuate a legacy of oppression and inequity
Mutually respectful relationships and solution focused problem solving empower children, families, schools, and communities to thrive and foster academic excellence, citizenship, equity, and democracy