By TCR Staff, The Crime Report, February 7, 2020
Thousands of Texas schoolchildren—many of them African Americans— are victimized by “zero tolerance” school discipline policies that land them in the criminal justice system, says the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC).
In a new report, the TCJC found that the over-reliance on police to impose discipline inside classrooms resulted in 144, 432 students from Pre-Kindergarden to 5th grade receiving in-school suspensions between 2015 and 2016. Nearly 64,000 students received out-of-school suspensions.
“There is no evidence to support the efficacy of these forms of discipline,” the report said.