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bluestateguy

(44,173 posts)
Tue Oct 27, 2015, 09:38 PM Oct 2015

"Zero Tolerance" policies in the schools are bullshit [View all]

Zero Tolerance does not permit a student who is being violently assaulted to defend himself; he just has to let himself get beat up, lest he be suspended. If he's lucky, maybe a teacher or administrator will be around at the right time to stop the
assault. If not, well, he just has to ride the beating out.

And we have some DUers who seem to favor that policy. Unbelievable.

To not allow a child being bullied to defend himself while being physically attacked may well be a violation of fundamental human rights.

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Kick bluestateguy Oct 2015 #1
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I agree, but...... 1939 Oct 2015 #3
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K&R LostOne4Ever Oct 2015 #5
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Post removed Post removed Oct 2015 #8
My children will defend themselves if necessary Ex Lurker Oct 2015 #9
Many years ago my oldest brother was being bullied on Snobblevitch Oct 2015 #10
People living under zero tolerance policies haele Oct 2015 #11
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Not only bullshit, they're completely unconstitutional. Initech Nov 2015 #15
And I'm surprised that this thread keeps dropping like a lead balloon bluestateguy Nov 2015 #16
I can guarantee that if I was a victim of one... Initech Nov 2015 #20
They're also racist. backscatter712 Nov 2015 #17
Excellent points bluestateguy Nov 2015 #18
Zero Tolerance also punishes assault victims meow2u3 Nov 2015 #19
Out of curiosity... Orrex Nov 2015 #23
Yes he was meow2u3 Nov 2015 #25
That's shitty. Orrex Nov 2015 #26
Defend yourself then deal with the paperwork later NightWatcher Nov 2015 #21
Why would you punish your child that way? Orrex Nov 2015 #22
"Zero Tolerance" anything is ALWAYS BS annabanana Nov 2015 #24
Kick. Nt katsy Nov 2015 #27
Zero Tolerance" policies in ANYWHERE are bullshit. N/T beevul Nov 2015 #28
Kick bluestateguy Nov 2015 #29
K & R... Wounded Bear Nov 2015 #30
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