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School “zero tolerance” policies may push kids into the juvenile justice system and add to youth policymakers’ and practitioners’ conundrum

School “zero tolerance” policies may push kids into the juvenile justice system and add to youth policymakers’ and practitioners’ conundrum, according to the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Youth Justice. Despite their popularity, zero tolerance discipline policies do not make schools more orderly or safe and might have the opposite effect, Vera says in A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools.

02/10/2014