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Reconsidering Zero Tolerance in Schools

dont do it!

Education Secretary Arne Duncan shared a New York Times editorial this morning via Twitter praising several schools across the county “rethinking “zero tolerance” discipline policies under which children have been suspended, even arrested, for minor offenses like cursing, getting into shoving matches and other garden-variety misbehavior that in years past would have been resolved with detention or meetings with a child’s parents.” The decision by many schools to review their policies has come about because the current zero tolerance policies, by all accounts, “do nothing to improve the school climate, while increasing the risk that children will experience long-term social and academic problems.” To learn more, check out New York Times editorial here. tlb

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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