Join KQED at Bridging the Bay After School Conference on Saturday, January 31st in Oakland. The Bridging the Bay Conference brings together over 500 after school professionals from seven Bay Area counties for two days of learning, networking, and collaboration. The conference is designed to support the implementation of a shared vision of quality. KQED […]
How much discipline is too much discipline? Last week, students across the nation discussed the benefits and harm behind disciplinary actions on students in school, particularly ones based on the zero tolerance policy in our #DoNowDiscipline post.
The Obama administration is urging schools to review their school discipline policies to ensure they are not overly zealous and comply with civil rights law. The policies in question are often called zero tolerance rules, which hand out swift and strong punishment to those who break rules in school, and sometimes result in court action. After Texas passed its zero tolerance policy for school disciplinary issues in 1995, many students began receiving criminal citations for missing class, fighting, cursing and even throwing paper airplanes.