Zero tolerance policies send a strong message to students but at what cost?
This hour, we examine how over time, these policies have led to suspensions and expulsions for minor issues -- and can have drastic effects on a student’s future.
We talk with University of South Carolina Law Professor Derek Black about his new book Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline.
Plus, how are zero tolerance policies affecting Connecticut students? And how can intervention efforts within schools and even the judicial branch keep kids out of juvenile court?
- Derek W. Black - Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law and author of Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline.
- Mickey Kramer - Associate Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut
- George Sugai - Professor of Special Education at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, Director of the Center for Behavioral Education & Research, Co- Director of the Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
- Catherine Foley Geib - Assistant Director of Juvenile and Family Services at the Connecticut Judicial Branch
Lydia Brown and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.