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Not only has research shown that zero tolerance discipline policies in schools are ineffective at deterring student misbehavior, these policies have also been proven to cause negative long-term consequences including increased risk for academic failure, school dropout, substance use, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. For schools, negative consequences include higher teacher turnover rates, antagonistic relationships between students and teachers, and unhealthy school climates. As a future school psychologist, Ariel Washington committed her CUBE venture to promoting principals’ use of equitable and effective approaches to discipline to further support fair and democratic learning opportunities for all students.


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