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Discipline, Achievement, and Race: Is Zero Tolerance the Answer?

reviewed by Richard Verdugo - August 16, 2006

coverTitle: Discipline, Achievement, and Race: Is Zero Tolerance the Answer?
Author(s): Augustina H. Reyes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578864518, Pages: 245, Year: 2006
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A tall man walked in and sat down next to the great scientist.  He was there not only to talk about physics but also about a certain Professor X. He began their conversation: “I ran into Professor X some time back.” “Yes,” replied the eminent scientist. The man then asked, “He said you read his paper and thought well of it. Is that true?” Several seconds passed as the eminent scientist thought about his reply.  Finally, Albert Einstein pursed his lips, sighed, and answered his friend: “Well...Professor X can calculate but he can’t think.” School decision makers seem to be afflicted with the same problem plaguing Professor X: they can implement policy but they fail to think about the ramifications of such policies. A case in point are the so-called zero tolerance policies that have proliferated and are the cause of so much frustration, bad media, and harm to many children.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 16, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12671, Date Accessed: 1/18/2021 6:00:12 AM

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  • Richard Verdugo
    National Education Association
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    RICHARD R. VERDUGO is the Senior Research Scientist at the National Education Association in Washington, DC. His main areas of responsibility at the NEA are School Safety, Minority Student Achievement, and English Language Learners. Verdugo is a sociologist, having earned a Doctorate in sociology from the University of Southern California. Dr. Verdugo recently delivered two papers at the bi-annual meeting of the Comparative Education Society in Europe, Granada, Spain: (1) “The Education of the Hispanic Population, 1880 to 1980: A Cohort Analysis” (with Gabriela Lemus); and (2) “Is Education an Integrating Factor? The Turkish Population in Germany” (with Claus Mueller). His current research projects include a cross national study of education and earnings, an examination of the effects of country, school, and student factors on student achievement using the 2003 PISA data, and a study of teacher’s views about school quality.
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