The Zero Tolerance Policy

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The Zero Tolerance Policy is a major worldwide issue. Statistically it has been a problem in schools for many reasons but mainly because most believe it 's a racial factor in schools. It also brings down academic levels and a child 's learning ability. While researching the statistics I found out that many researchers have discovered that black students are more likely to get suspended, expelled, or juvenile consequences over white students. On the pbs.org website it stated that “Black students make up about 16 percent of the nation’s population in school, they account for about 45 percent of the kids who face juvenile arrest.” During the years of 2010-2011 in New York City, the school had given out around 73,441 suspensions
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