Ending Zero Tolerance

Ending Zero Tolerance

The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline

Book - 2016
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"Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled over the past three decades as zero tolerance policies have become the normal response to a host of minor infractions that extend well beyond just drugs and weapons. Students from all demographic groups have suffered, but minority and special needs students have suffered the most. Derek Black weaves stories about individual students, lessons from social science, and the outcomes of courts cases to unearth a shockingly irrational system of punishment. While schools and legislatures have proven unable and unwilling to amend their failing policies, Ending Zero Tolerance argues for constitutional protections to check abuses in school discipline and lays out theories by which courts should re-engage to enforce students' rights and support broader reforms." -- Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781479877027
1479877026
Branch Call Number: KF4159 .B57 2016
Characteristics: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm

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