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The history of "zero tolerance" in American public schooling

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Kafka,Judith

Source:

Palgrave studies in urban education, Palgrave Macmillan, Volume 1st, New York, p.181 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3012.3 .C2 K35 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9437457

Keywords:

Discrimination in education--California--Los Angeles--History, School discipline--California--Los Angeles--History

Abstract:

Summary: "This book looks back at the historical roots of "zero tolerance" school discipline policies. Through a case study of the Los Angeles city school district from the 1950s through the 1970s, Judith Kafka explores the intersection of race, politics, and the bureaucratic organization of schooling. Kafka argues that control over discipline became increasingly centralized in the second half of the 20th century in response to pressures exerted by teachers, parents, students, principals, and local politicians - often at different historical moments, and for different purposes. Kafka demonstrates that the racial inequities produced by today's school discipline policies were not inevitable, nor are they immutable"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng