The article written by American University expands on how dangerous the school to prison pipeline is for students of color. A big part of this would be the Zero Tolerance Policy and that it in fact stems from the war on drugs. It dramatically increases the number of students suspended and expelled from schools furthering the gap between the students and their schools. Students of color are disproportionately treated in comparison to white students. Most of these students are treated wrongfully based on their home and community backgrounds which is almost impossible for them to escape forcing them into the prison system. The new approach to replace Zero Tolerance Policies would be Restorative Justice. This would allow new disciplinary practices and monitoring of racial disparities. Large focus on agreement and meditation rather than punishment. Finally, professional development and training.