The Children Left Behind: How Zero Tolerance Impacts Our Most Vulnerable Youth

This articel explores the concerns and experiences of a public service agency with the growing application of “Zero Tolerance” policies and practices to schools and school children. The purpose of this article is to increase awareness of the nature and effects of zero tolerance policies and to explore the resultant issues that must be addressed.

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Type Research Tied to Outcomes
How to Use

At the district level, this report can be used to provide a historical perspective on zero-tolerance policies and its negative impact on students of color. Using this information, districts can begin to craft policies that are more equitable. Further, this research provides key recommendations on p. 217 - 220.

At the school level, school leaders may be most interested in utilizing the student stories on p. 215- 27.

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Zweifler, R., & De Beers, J. (2003, January 21). The Children Left Behind: How Zero Tolerance Impacts Our ... Retrieved January 31, 2017

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