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Editorial: Losing tolerance over zero-tolerance policies

from the Denver Post:

Few events have shaped school discipline policies the way the 1999 Columbine High School massacre has — not just in Colorado but around the nation.

Zero tolerance became a catchphrase for "doing-everything-possible-to-make-sure-this-never-happens-again."

Jan 27, 2012 , , ,

The fight room

from the article by Elaine Shpungin and Dominic Barter in Tikkun:

Today we continue to struggle with other epidemics, such as the widespread persistence of interpersonal violence, structural violence, and violence based in inter-racial and inter-ethnic tensions. Not only is the cost great in terms of lost lives and personal trauma, but considerable resources are also spent on attempts to subdue, redirect, and control the violence. Yet, as in nineteenth-century London, we may continue to make little progress in treating this disease until we are willing to honestly re-examine our deeply held beliefs about its origins.

Jan 19, 2012 , , , ,

Chicago Heights school helps launch anti-violence initiative

from the article by Jessica Villarreal in the Southtown Star:

A number of characters were involved in a troubling incident at school.

Their names fit their roles in the anger-sparked altercation: China Doll, Joe Swag, Bob Lame.

But while the story that was acted out recently in a courtroom at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago was fictional, the program behind it is real and has a serious goal: reducing youth violence in the Chicago area.

Jan 05, 2012 , , ,

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