PBS NewsHour

Philadelphia reverses ‘zero tolerance’ discipline in schools

Clip: 06/23/2018 | 10m 39s Video has closed captioning.

Some school districts are rethinking "zero tolerance" discipline policies, which lead to students being arrested for minor violations and disproportionately affect students of color. In 2014, a Philadelphia deputy police commissioner reversed a longstanding policy of automatic arrests, an approach that has lowered recidivism and improved school safety. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 06/23/18

Rating: NR

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