Thursday, July 24, 2014
Schools Urged To Implement Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies
Forward-thinking school districts across the nation are demonstrating how alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline polices can improve educational outcomes, writes Kavitha Mediratta, the head of racial-equity program at The Atlantic Philanthropies, in Education Week.
Zero-tolerance policies "hurt students’ ability to learn and thrive and too often push them out of school," says Mediratta.
She adds that The School Discipline Consensus Report, published last month by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, "can help districts do just that. It provides a catalog of effective strategies and recommendations for reforming school disciplinary practices nationwide."...