I strongly suggest that every parent read this paper from the Texas Public Policy Foundation:

If you don't have a child who just sits, says nothing, and does "A" work, he/she could be in big trouble.  Be sure you read the Discipline Management Plan BEFORE you sign the card and return it.  You need to know the jeopardy that awaits your child!

Read this copyrighted testimonial from the Texas Zero Tolerance web site if you want to see how this sometimes plays out: