Pittsburgh Public Schools is turning to more progressive methods of discipline, after finding that cut and dry methods, like Zero Tolerance, led to too many suspensions.
Back in the ‘90s, many schools started using those methods as a way to motivate kids to behave.
They put police officers in schools, along with metal detectors. They issued harsh punishments to prevent bigger offenses.
It became a way of doing things, but opponents say rather than getting students to behave, it was just pushing them out of school. Now administrators shy away from those methods.