This article reports on two different studies – one in New York City and the other in Alabama – which take different approaches to handling student discipline. In New York, suspensions and arrests in city schools are down while in Alabama, many districts still adhere to zero tolerance policies with many suspensions and expulsions.Source:
Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education DIVE, November 2, 2016Description:
Zero tolerance is an example of a policy that sounds good on paper but can be disastrous in practice. It makes sense to say there are certain offenses that should not be defended. In practice, however, extenuating circumstances frequently create reasons to pause.Read the full article here!