JACK doesn't think this is that bad. In fact, it may be good for the kids if they're being unruly.

It's called the 'community service' program and according to Yahoo:

the K through 8 school while the Portland Public Schools district investigates, reportedly punished misbehaving kids for unruliness (such as throwing food) by having them do chores that included picking up trash from hallways and paper towels from bathroom floors. But that didn’t sit well with some parents."

 

Here's what some of the parents are saying, though:

"My son has been humiliated and he’s frightened to go to school, and he feels sorry and has some esteem issues. I just don’t think that’s right".

Or

“I feel like if a student gets in trouble I’m fine with him having detention or having extra school work.”