Angry Robot

school = jail

The failure of zero tolerance:

They cite instances where throwing snowballs and kicking in the playground have become “assault with a deadly weapon,” where flicking rubber bands during school assembly has been elevated to a “public disturbance,” and where betting on baseball games has become “extortion.” This situation has led many to observe that a parallel tracking system is in effect in our nation’s schools: one feeding mostly white, affluent and middle class students to college, the other feeding poor, minority kids to prison.