This article explores the effects of taking a “zero tolerance” approach to disciplinary issues. This article also tell the story of Joe Clark and how he instituted zero tolerance in a Paterson, NJ high school. The question is are we to educate all students and does this mean we need to find a different discipline approach in order to reach the students most in need of being connected to school.Source:
Clyde Haberman, New York Times, October 2, 2016Description:
It is hard to imagine many law-abiding citizens disagreeing that the acceptance level for students carrying guns, knives, drugs or other harmful items should be nonexistent. But the concept of zero tolerance has come to encompass such a broad range of disruptive actions that roughly three million schoolchildren are suspended each year, and several hundred thousand are arrested or given criminal citations. Many students are hauled off to police station houses for antisocial behavior that, a generation or two ago, would have sent them no farther than the principal’s office.
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