Zero tolerance? Zero common sense Baltimore Sun Editorial, 5/10/11
Our view: Suspensions of two lacrosse players over equipment used to repair their sticks reflects school leadership that's afraid to exercise judgment
Zero Tolerance failed city schools Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/12/2011 The recent Inquirer series on school violence showed that unsafe schools
have serious consequences. But while the series identified the right
problem, we must take care not to address it with the wrong solution.
Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense Time Magazine, 3/13/2011 Two parables of justice, except one offers a bracing lesson in honor and
the other just leaves you heartsick at the latest evidence that zero
tolerance often makes zero sense.
A Tragedy Without A Villian Washington Post, 4/12/2009 Op ed piece by Jo-ann Armao, who argues that her son made it through a draconian disciplinary process so other should benefit too. And the school system is too overwhelmed to concern itself with individual due process.
Casualties of Zero Tolerance Washington Post, 4/12/2009 Dan Bernath with the Marijuana Policy Project writes about ZT casualties.
Strip-Search Case Could Redefine Student Privacy Washington Post, 4/11/2009 Robert Barnes story on Supreme Court strip search case.
Unbending Rules on Drugs in Schools Drive One Teen to the Breaking Point Washington Post, 4/5/2009 Marc Fisher writes about the March 2009 suicide of a promising 17-year-old boy in Fairfax just before a disciplinary hearing.
Birth-Control Pill Lands Fairfax Girl 2-Week Suspension Washington Post, 4/5/2009 Education reporter Michael Alison Chandler writes about a girls' possible expulsion because she took her birth control pill in school.
Zero Tolerance -- For Mistakes or Second Chances Washington Post 4/29/2004 A 2004 column on how schools have zero tolerance for mistakes or misjudgments among youth.
Mission:Transform the Fairfax County Public School
discipline system from a criminal and punitive approach to a restorative,
educational, and therapeutic process by working with families, FCPS,
county staff, civil rights and child development specialists, and legal