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Interventions to Address Racialized Discipline Disparities and School “Push Out”

by Cheryl Staats; Danya Contractor

May 1, 2014

T he value of education for youth in the K–12 system is generally undisputed. We recognize education as a key societal structure that facilitates opportunity in both the short and long term. Despite this shared interest in students' educations, unfortunately some school discipline policies, notably zero tolerance policies, can serve as a barrier to this pathway to opportunity.