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View Resource "Zero tolerance": A Controversial Case in Decatur

This weekend, an estimated 2,000 people joined Jesse Jackson in a march in Decatur, Illinois to protest the year-long suspension of six African-American students at Eisenhower High for their participation in a fight on September 17 at a school football game. Initially, the local school board, citing the district's "zero tolerance" for school violence policy, had expelled seven students for two...