Two law students involved in the Stand Up for Each Other! (SUFEO!) movement in New Orleans debunk the popular misconceptions surrounding zero tolerance. Tyler Whittenberg argues that legislation surrounding the policy is illogical, especially given that when students are expelled, they are usually being sent to the environment that triggers the punishable behavior in the first place.
In the video, Tyler discusses zero tolerance, how “Katrina fatigue” impacts New Orleans’ youth and the importance of establishing an education for all of society. Law student and SUFEO! advocate Anna Lellelid also dissects the results of underfunding schools.