Tag Archives: zero tolerance

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rethinking ‘Zero Tolerance’

The American Prospect Tremendous piece—features a Philadelphia school… “The first federal measure to implement ‘zero tolerance’ in schools was the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 … Districts expanded on Congress’s obligatory punishments to include possession of drugs and alcohol; many … Continue reading

Posted in criminal justice, Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies in Schools: A Failing Idea

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups:   … Continue reading

Posted in Children, criminal justice, Education | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment