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Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

| October 31, 2012

Jeanette Moll of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right On Crime recently appeared on Substance Abuse 411 to discuss her research on zero tolerance discipline policies in schools. Moll argues that the policies began as well-intentioned responses to serious crime, but have since become recklessly misused on minor incidents and are now often counter-productive. For instance, Moll notes that some students have been suspended for the offense of truancy: “[It] is an interesting way to respond to someone not coming to school,” she says, “to prevent them from coming to school.”

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