Drugs at School: Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Really Working?

  Adopted over 20 years ago, zero-tolerance drug policies still dominate the conduct codes of most American public schools. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports an estimated 88 percent of schools enforce these policies. Zero-Tolerance as a Deterrent For years, zero-tolerance supporters have hailed these policies as strong drug deterrents, ensuring a safer…

What have zero-tolerance policies done to protect students from drugs?
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