Zero Tolerance In Education

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The zero-tolerance policy is pushing students out of school right into the justice system also called the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Brownstein (2014) writes the Department of Education estimates that over 100,000 students were expelled and 3,300,000 were suspended at least once in 2005-2006 school year. For this reason, the zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in improving student behaviors and their achievements. In New York City, LaMarche (2011) writes about a recent analysis by the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed that suspensions of four to ten years old had increased seventy-six percent since 2003. For example, the Washington-based Advancement Project, in Colorado, writes about two young boys playing around dented a locker and
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