Many Dallas ISD students feel discipline is not enforced in the classroom

Tens of thousands of Dallas ISD students feel unruly students are permitted to disrupt the learning environment, according to a recently released climate survey.

A whopping 28 percent, or more than 44,000 students, feel unruly students are disruptive. Another 24,000 students gave a “neutral” response to the question.

Those numbers are down slightly from last spring.

Another 77,000 students, or 44 percent, did not believe discipline was enforced consistently and effectively at their schools.

“Overall classroom environment is positive. However, students feel discipline could be improved,” the survey concluded.

The survey also found that while students felt they were learning what they were supposed to learn, “At the secondary level, many students do not feel that what they are learning is interesting.”

FOX 4 wants to know how your child felt in his or her classroom, and if discipline was enforced or not. Send an email to Lori Brown at to share your story.