People are pulling their kids out of public schools or not bothering to enroll them at all, and I bet that’s due in large part to zero tolerance rules. No parent in his right mind is going to want his kid’s life ruined because of some stupid, brain-dead administrator’s “handling” of a “gun” matter. Public schools are not worth it.
Kids who suffered under these policies themselves are probably going to think really hard about whether they want their kids to attend these schools.
Since this has been going on since the 90’s, I would imagine a lot of parents have children who are ready for public school or soon will be. I would imagine there will be a huge increase in homeschooling. I know there is in my town where our schools are just absolutely positively wonderful.
Read the comment above yours (#8) and you will see a testimony from the 70s.
I graduated from high school in 1963, in a conservative area of the country, where every high school boy who was fortunate enough, owned a pick up, that always included a gun rack with an actual rifle or shot gun on it and parked it on school property.. Nobody shot or even threatened to shoot a class mate or teacher.