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.