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Zeroing in on Zero Tolerance

Sep 22, 2016

Zero tolerance policies send a strong message to students but at what cost?

This hour, we examine how over time, these policies have led to suspensions and expulsions for minor issues -- and can have drastic effects on a student’s future.

We talk with University of South Carolina Law Professor Derek Black about his new book Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline.

Plus, how are zero tolerance policies affecting Connecticut students? And how can intervention efforts within schools and even the judicial branch keep kids out of juvenile court?

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Lydia Brown and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.