Zero tolerance rules in public schools are not really intended to protect the students. They are intended to protect school administrators from liability. They also are intended to excuse school administrators from exercising any form of judgment or common sense. If the zero tolerance rule dictates an outcome, it can’t be the administrator’s fault. Of course, a chimpanzee can follow a zero tolerance rule.
[They are intended to protect school administrators from liability.]
BINGO! We have a winner!
Of course, it was sold to the parents and the public as...wait for it....wait....FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN!
Huge, brown BS flag on that one!!! Of course, they now use BS stats to show that “violence is down” on campus so the zero tolerance is obviously working - of course they don’t compare apples to apples, they compare weapon-related fights to the overall numbers which is ALWAYS skewed!