“The Philadelphia School District’s zero-tolerance discipline policy is having a ‘devastating’ effect on students, particularly minorities, according to a recent report by Youth United for Change, the Advancement Project, and the Education Law Center. The authors of the report claim that students are punished too harshly for minor infractions, which makes city schools less safe and lowers students’ academic performance.
A quick look at the district’s Code of Student Conduct, however, shows that by most standards, it’s quite tolerant.”
This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Less than ‘zero tolerance'”. Please click here to read the entire article. You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.
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