Zero tolerance and alternative strategies

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Zero tolerance has come to refer to school or district-wide policies that mandate predetermined, typically harsh consequences or punishments (such as suspension and expulsion) for a wide degree of rule violation. Yet research indicates that zero tolerance policies are ineffective in the long run and are related to a numberof negative consequences. Written for educators and policy makers, this fact sheet discusses proven discipline strategies that provide more effective alternatives to broad zero tolerance policies. 
http://www.nasponline.org/educators/zero_alternative.pdf

 

 

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