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Obama administration recommends ending 'zero-tolerance' policies in schools
Harsh school disciplinary policies have disproportionately affected black and Hispanic students. The Obama administration now is encouraging school administrators to end zero-tolerance policies and instead encourage teachers try to deescalate classroom conflicts, before law enforcement steps in. Photo by Curtis Perry/Flickr WASHINGTON --The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of