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A Call for Less Harsh School Discipline Policies, Including Dress Codes

     Mounting research shows that students of color, and students who are disabled often receive harsher punishment in the school system as opposed to their White peers. As if the pandemic is not a large enough disruption to kids’ education, authorities in school systems are further interrupting the education of children with harsh punishments such as expulsion for trivial infractions. This is known as a zero-tolerance policy in schools. It has been found that disparities in punishment have landed hardest on disabled students and children of color when compared to their nondisabled peers and other students. […]