I wish we had an accepted acronym (perhaps BHL) for bleeding heart liberal, because yet again I need to mention one who is whining about how terrible it is to remove highly disruptive Johnny from his school. Why do these people care so little about the good kids? During my PGCE teaching practice I experienced the massive benefits, to good kids, of removing the bad ones. In one Y10 class I had several really bad boys (it's nearly always boys). I could see the looks of despair on the nice, decent kids each time their lesson was regularly disrupted. However, the class's normal BHL teacher felt sorry for these boys, and the fact that I displayed zero tolerance towards their behaviour, so she took them out of the class. And you wouldn't believe what a difference it made. The lessons then went really well, and the remaining students were a lot happier. There is no place for really disruptive kids in any school that really cares about the majority of it's students. That is, of course, unless such a school is filled with just the disruptive kids, in which case it should have a goodly number of old fashioned drill sergeants on its staff.