When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice
MARCH 26, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Even in elementary school, Luz Annette got into a lot of fights with other girls. In the hallways, in the cafeteria, in the girls’ restroom. Just about every day brought another confrontation. These were not just shouting matches. Luz, who is now in eighth grade, was getting into physical altercations with her classmates. When you get in an argument, you just straight up go and fight,” the 14-year-old says, describing a lesson that was ingrained in her at a young age.