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A new way to mete out discipline in schools?

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Starting in September, teachers at some San Diego schools will be disciplining students in a whole new way.

The goal is to reverse the “zero tolerance” policies that many experts feel don't work in the first place .. and often end up targeting black and Latino students disproportionally. 

The new pilot program is called “restorative justice” ... and the goal is to actually reduce the number of suspensions  its already making the upcoming school year.

Host Alex Cohen talks with Richard Vernon Moore, Executive Director of Student Services for the San Diego Unified School District.