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Education Nation (Zero Tolerance) #999737

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt)

(Alexandria, Virginia: Kate Snow) The re-examination by some schools of zero tolerance policies that crack down on drugs, weapons and violence, featured; details given about a first-grader who was suspended for bringing a camping tool to school and the suspension of Hayley Russell† for having a prescription acne medication. [RUSSELL – says it was an accident.] [Baruch College School of Public Affairs Judith KAFKA†- says it’s not benefitting the children who are suspended or expelled or the children left behind.] [North Carolina Public Schools superintendent June ATKINSON†- pushes for more common sense in determining what is best for our students.] [Student Kimberly ALVAREZ†, Alexandria City Public Schools Lawrence JOINTER†- comment on a program that rewards positive behavior.]

Holt, Lester;
Snow, Kate

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