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Do you support zero-tolerance school policies for children?

Michigan seventh grader Kyler Davies was suspended from school after finding a knife and turning it in to administrators. It's exactly the kind of incident that enrages sensible parents, and more and more are pushing for the elimination of zero-tolerance policies. Some defend zero-tolerance policies, saying they draw a necessary 'line in the sand' for acceptable behavior and keep children safe. What do you think? Vote below.

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Critics are saying this story is the perfect example of just how dumb zero-tolerance policies are. They don't work and they send kids the wrong message. 

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Illinois is taking the step of removing the policy entirely from public schools. Critics say that zero-tolerance policies create a culture of punishment, and is usually applied unevenly to students. 

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However supporters argue that zero tolerance policies are a clearly defined line in the sand. They loudly and clearly set expectations and consequences. Just as they can be a force for dumb, zero tolerance policies can be a force for good. It's only when you hear about the bad applications that it makes the news. 

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Culture
Do you support zero-tolerance school policies for children?
#ZeroToleranceGood
A festive crown for the winner
#ZeroToleranceDumb