Harsh discipline policies are pushing students out of school for minor infractions, denying them educational opportunities, and creating a cycle of misbehavior and lost-opportunity. Statistics show that students subjected to harsh policies are more likely to drop out of school or get into serious trouble with the law. More than an education crisis, this "school-to-prison pipeline" is a racial justice crisis because the students pushed out through harsh discipline are disproportionately students of color.
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OTL allies from the Urban Youth Collaborative and the Dignity in Schools Campaign – New York are presenting at Talking Transition, an open forum event for discussing issues that Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio should consider as he transitions into office. The groups have released an interactive presentation on the history of harsh school discipline policies.Read more>
Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, is speaking tonight at Wheelock College in Boston about how to end the school-to-prison pipeline.Read more>