Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools
Suspension and expulsion rates in schools have exploded over the last two decades in part because of so-called Zero tolerance policies.
Now, educators and activists point to the negative and unintended consequences of zero tolerance, its connection to the school to prison pipeline and how it disproportionately affects the lives of young men of color and inner-city kids.
- Derek Black, Professor,University of South Carolina School of Law, and Author, “Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline”
- Sarah Biehl, Policy Consultant, Children's Defense Fund of Ohio