Zero tolerance polices were developed by many school boards in response to threats in school disruption and violence. Some of these policies mandate suspension or expulsion of students who violate certain school rules. Many of these policies have received a bad reputation for being a “one size fits all” approach to the disciplinary actions that students receive.
Julia Steiny, the founder of the Youth Restoration Project in RI talks about two choices that schools are usually left with when dealing with student offenses—kicking the kid to the cops or kicking the kid out in suspension, in her blog for Education News Create More Disciplinary Options Than just Suspensions and Cops.
So, how should schools deal with these behaviors in a way that doesn’t force kids into a life of jail and crime, but also maintains a safe learning environment for all kids?
Please join us Sunday November 10th from 8-9pm Eastern Time, as we explore zero tolerance and restorative justice practices.
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