Zero-tolerance School Discipline Criticized

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Critics say zero-tolerance discipline policies in Colorado schools have gone too far. They were put in place after Columbine and other high profile cases of youth violence. This year, the legislature created a task force to find a way to bring more balance to discipline laws. The task will report its recommendations in October. Marco Nunez is with the Denver nonprofit Padres Y Jovenes Unidos, Parents and Youth United. He also serves on the task force. He told CPR's Ryan Warner of some examples where the punishment didn’t fit the crime.

Legislative Task Force on School Discipline website