Zero Tolerance, Reconsidered

Zero Tolerance, Reconsidered

January 5, 2014 | by The Editorial Board | The New York Times

This New York Times editorial discusses the current shift away from zero-tolerance policies taking place in many school districts across the country. Studies show that zero-tolerance policies in school do little to improve school climate and tend to increase the risk that a students will experience long-term social or academic problems.

This New York Times editorial discusses the current shift away from zero-tolerance policies taking place in many school districts across the country. Studies show that zero-tolerance policies in school do little to improve school climate and tend to increase the risk that a students will experience long-term social or academic problems.