Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA (Columbus, OH), 14 SEPTEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROFESSOR DEREK BLACK:

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.

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