Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says

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Lamont said there is evidence that the program does improve behavior problems in schools. "From the federal government on down, people support this," he said.

Cowan said that although many schools still have zero-tolerance policies, a shift is taking place. "I think we are seeing a trend of schools moving away from it," she said, "because the research is pretty clear."

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