Philadelphia schools ease zero-tolerance discipline policy

09/16/2011 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

The Philadelphia school system has modified its zero-tolerance discipline policy, allowing more discretion over whether students should be expelled. Under the new policy, a committee will review student-discipline cases and make recommendations on whether expulsion is the right course of action. While some say the district should maintain its zero-tolerance policy, others have criticized it for allowing students to be criminalized at a young age.

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