PBS NewsHour

Philadelphia reverses ‘zero tolerance’ discipline in schools

Clip: 06/23/2018 | 10m 39s

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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