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ERIC Number: ED464998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 240
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56584-666-4
Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for Punishment in our Schools. A Handbook for Parents, Students, Educators, and Citizens.
Ayers, William, Ed.; Dohrn, Bernardine, Ed.; Ayers, Rick, Ed.
This book presents the views of educators, intellectuals, students, and community activists to show that most students expelled from schools under new disciplinary measures are sent home for nonviolent violations; that the rush to judge and punish disproportionately affects black and Hispanic students; and that the new disciplinary ethos is eroding constitutional protections of privacy, free speech, and due process. The papers are "Introduction: Resisting Zero Tolerance" (William Ayers, Rick Ayers, and Bernadine 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 and Jason Ziedenberg); "Zero Tolerance as Mandatory Sentencing" (Robert Schwartz and 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 and Helen Demeranville); "Zero Tolerance: A Basic Racial Report Card" (Rebecca Gordon, Libero Della Piana, and 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 and Christopher Edley, Jr.); and "Zero Tolerance: Reflections on a Failed Policy That Won't Die" (Michelle Fine and Kersha Smith). (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Foreword by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.