Is the tide turning at last?

There may be hope after all.

An overhaul on Georgia’s zero-tolerance policies, the kind of law that Emanuel Jones said he was elected to the Georgia Senate to write, passed his chamber Thursday and now heads to the House.

SB 299 would give principals and school systems more discretion in how they handle disciplinary cases in their schools. Jones’ bill targets the widespread use of “zero tolerance” in schools, which critics say criminalizes students for minor and sometimes insignificant offenses.

I really really really really really hope that this is the start of the backlash I’ve been waiting for.  Or perhaps it’s already long since started and I’m just finding out.

But really, what’s more likely is that this breath of common sense is an aberration.


  1. This is where I think the nature of education must be understood well. I doubt if this zero tolerance policies will facilitate the learning process in schools.

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    The reason for the common-sense-less zero tolerance was that the ‘crats were even more common-sense-less. Lesser of two evils.
    It’s one thing to say a ‘crat should exercise common sense and discretion.
    It’s another to say the system should be prepared to fork out a gazillion dollars a year defending the proposition that incident A is really different from incident B and thus justifies different responses.