In the wake of increased behavioral issues in the peri- and post-COVID environment, schools have resorted to zero-tolerance policies that imposed uniform and predetermined punishments for even the slightest infraction. In this article, the authors argue that these policies represent a failure of imagination that installs punitive policies that do more harm than good. Further, they suggest that restorative justice and/or school-wide positive behavior support systems are better means of creating educational environments in which all students flourish.
Blackstock, W. J., & White, W. L. (2022). A Failure of Imagination. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 11 (1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/jiae/vol11/iss1/2
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