Does your school have a zero tolerance policy for certain types of infractions? According to the New York Times, many schools are backing away from draconian, one-size-fits all policies when it comes to discipline, because they cause more harm than good. The article says that when students are simply thrust out of school for breaking certain rules, these kids become even worse offenders. Who'da thunk it? Turns out if a kid is making trouble, he's not going to suddenly become a model citizen if he finds himself on the street, away from teachers, with an incomplete education and an arrest record.
Zero tolerance policies -- the ones that leave no room for judgment on the part of the...READ MORE