November 11, 2013
All across the country, an alarming number of students are suspended, expelled and even arrested for minor or trivial offenses. Instead of being sent to school guidance counselors to determine root causes of student misbehavior, young people are increasingly pushed into police stations, courtrooms and juvenile detention centers. In many schools, commonsense, age-appropriate discipline has been replaced by unforgiving 'Zero-Tolerance' policies. To demonstrate the lunacy of 'Zero-Tolerance' policies, Advancement Project today released a new video. The "push out" video is a remix of popular sitcoms ranging from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" to "The Cosby Show" to "Saved by the Bell" to demonstrate "before" and "after" approaches to school discipline.