Zero Tolerance Revisited in Our Kids’ Schools

Posted: January 15, 2011 in At-risk kids, childrens' rights, Education, Schools, zero tolerance
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Young kids in our country are not safe. But the dangers aren’t what you might think. Kids in schools–places where they should feel safe and understood and protected, places that should help when kids need help–continue to be ruled by our nation’s fears. Prison Culture has a video and quotes a Dallas newspaper demonstrating how crazy adults can get when it comes to kids. I’ve written about the absurdity of zero tolerance before in this blog. I write about the criminalization of children in my book I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Kids in Adult Lockup when in the mid 90s social policy makers warned of the “super predators” slowly making their way up through childhood to become dangerous and vicious teenage thugs. As Prison Culture says at the end of this cogent post, we have to stop this madness.

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