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Zero Tolerance

Resisting the Drive for Punishment in Our Schools : A Handbook for Parents, Students, Educators, and Citizens / Edited by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Rick Ayers ; [foreword by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson]
(Book - 2001 )
Zero Tolerance


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"Zero tolerance" began as a prohibition against guns, but it has quickly expanded into a frenzy of punishment and tougher disciplinary measures in American schools. Ironically -- as this timely collection makes clear -- recent research indicates that as schools adopt more zero tolerance policies they in fact become less safe, in part because the first casualties of these measures are the central, critical relationships between teacher and student and between school and community.
Title: Zero tolerance
resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens / edited by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Rick Ayers ; [foreword by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson]
Publisher: New York :, New Press :, Distributed by W.W. Norton,, 2001
Characteristics: xvi, 263 p. ;,24 cm
Contents: Introduction: resisting zero tolerance / William Ayers, Rick Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn
Ground zero / Gregory Michie
Two punches, expelled for life / Rick Ayers
Arturo's case / Steven Drizin
From the jail yard to the school yard / Tony DeMarco
Racial profiling at school : the politics of race and discipline at Berkeley High / A.A. Akom
Decatur : a story of intolerance / Valerie Johnson
America still eats her young / Gloria Ladson-Billings
"Look out kid, it's something you did" : zero tolerance for children / Bernardine Dohrn
How distorted coverage of juvenile crime affects public policy / Vincent Schiraldi, Jason Ziedenberg
Zero tolerance as mandatory sentencing / Robert Schwartz, Len Rieser
Education, delinquency, and incarceration / James Bell
Sexual harassment meets zero tolerance : life in K-12 schools / Nan Stein
Sticks and stones : the jailing of mentally ill kids / Carl Ginsburg, Helen Demeranville
Zero tolerance : a basic racial report card / Rebecca Gordon, Libero Della Piana, Terry Keleher
When is disproportionality discrimination? : the overrepresentation of black students in school suspension / Russell Skiba
The ABCs of school discipline : lessons from Miami-Dade County / Judith A. Browne
Finding safety where we least expect it : the role of social capital in preventing school violence / Pedro A. Noguera
Turning to each other, not on each other : how school communities prevent racial bias in school discipline / Susan Sandler
The role of law in policing abusive disciplinary practices : why school discipline is a civil rights issue / Daniel J. Losen, Christopher Edley, Jr.
Zero tolerance : reflections on a failed policy that won't die / Michelle Fine, Kersha Smith
Additional Contributors: Ayers, William - 1944-
Dohrn, Bernardine
Ayers, Rick
ISBN: 1565846664
Branch Call Number: 371.782 Z58 2001
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