School's Zero Tolerance Policy... For Science?





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Published on May 11, 2013

After conducting what she called a "science experiment" involving a water bottle and a small amount of common household chemicals, 16-year-old Florida student Kiera Wilmot was suspended from school, arrested, and charged with felony possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device. Did her punishment suit the crime, or is it a case of schools' zero tolerance policies run amok? What would a more appropriate discipline have been? Was race a factor? What is behind the increased drive to promote zero tolerance policies in our public schools?

These questions and more in this installment of The Point

Host: Ana Kasparian
David Sirota (Columnist, Author - "Back to Our Future"
David Feldman (Comedian and Host - The David Feldman Show)
Cara Santa Maria (Host - Hacking the Planet on The Weather Channel)

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