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Zero tolerance policies in the ‘Zoom school’ era are being ridiculously enforced

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In our pandemic reality, whether you’re a grade-schooler, a grad student or a teacher close to retirement — you’re now never not in school. 

Over the past few decades, schools have increasingly adopted zero tolerance policies on things like weapons, drugs, and bullying in school. 

And as the physical definition of “school” has expanded since the pandemic began, those policies haven’t been granted a COVID-exception — nor have any other policies prohibiting far less dire behavior.

In the “Zoom school” era, one-strike-and-you’re-out remains the rule of the game.  

But some recent stories have demonstrated both the absurdity and the details ⇒

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