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School officials defend the use of color-coded student badges and say it is not “punitive” is the headline of an NBC News article about a high school that forced students who were behind on credits to wear a read identification badge.

Happily, I read on Twitter today (via Mary Jimenez) that the ACLU just forced the school district to eliminate that ridiculous policy.

Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a long line of efforts by schools to punish students with a Scarlet Letter. You can see my past posts on those terrible policies, which include explanations of why they are so terrible – if you need them.