I’ve known this for a long time: Zero Tolerance is no deterrent to anything – but perhaps especially bullying. Zero Tolerance is just code for intolerance with a ‘z’. And as we all know, the intolerance is too often directed at the person being bullied, rather than the bully.
In the following article, Carolyn Laub, founder of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, tells you exactly why it doesn’t work, and more importantly, offers another, and perhaps better, way to deal with school bullying. It takes so long for this kind of thing to filter into the schools, I hope her words will reach the eyes of educators far and wide.