Education experts have raised questions on zero-tolerance discipline policies, citing research that harsh discipline takes away time students could spend learning and targets students of color. Experts liken the pervasiveness of zero-tolerance school discipline policies to the similarly named legal policy of the ’90s-era war on drugs. Neither took into account an offender’s circumstance or the long-term ramifications of harsh discipline, and both disproportionately affected citizens of color or otherwise underserved communities. (The Atlantic)