Resisting Zero Tolerance

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune

Increasingly popular "zero tolerance" policies–aimed at ridding schools of drugs and guns–in fact contribute to adolescent alienation and squander teachable moments in the lives of teenagers. The result is to shut down dialogue between young people and adults right at the moment when it is most desperately needed.

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