Maryland Rolls Back Zero-Tolerance Policies

In "Promises Kept" I wrote about the damaging effect of zero-tolerance policies in educational environments. I'm excited to learn that Maryland is rolling back its ZT policies back because they unreasonably punish boys, African-American students, and those with special needs. I urge you to read the examples of things kids are getting suspended and expelled -- read: separated from their education -- for. Things for which, back in the day, we would have gotten a detention or been sent to the office.