Posted to Diane Ravitch blog re zero tolerance

Francis Fukuyama, writing in his Political Order and Political Decay, marks institutional rigidity as part of decay in the system. Zero tolerance is a perfect example of that. What MathVale missies in his comment above is the participation necessary for a democracy to work. I would love to exile all people who do not signal when they drive but what I have to do is support better driver education. We need to promote more counseling access, more general and academic support, and so on rather than excising those students who get in the way of those whose fortune placed them in homes like MathVale’s (BTW, is MathVale the plural of Math Wala an Indian term?)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *