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Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline: Why Education Is the Liberation of Black Youth

Jonathan Stith | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Jonathan Stith

In order to dismantle the school to prison pipeline and end the mentacide of Black youth, we need a radical transformation.

The School-To-Prison Pipeline Can Start Even Before Kindergarten, Mother Points Out

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

An essay that appeared recently in The Washington Post has brought renewed attention to discipline disparities taking place across all school levels, ...

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Joy Resmovits

American Schools Are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released Friday b...

Obama Administrations Aims To Combat 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long sai...

Humanizing Schools: Breaking Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Byron E. Price | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Byron E. Price

Three attributes, which are non-existent in many urban schools today, pervaded my school environment: a humanized educational environment; teachers who believed in us and expected us to learn; and punishment, which was not as a means to criminalize students for adolescent behavior.

Suspending to Mentorship: How to Curb the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Cristina Lara | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Cristina Lara

By kicking students out of our classrooms, we are sending the message that we have given up on them, that they are troublemakers, and that they are simply not fit for school.

Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

If you sit in juvenile delinquency court long enough, you notice a few things. Most of the kids are black or brown. Almost all of the families are poor. And a huge percentage of the children have problems in school - learning difficulties, mental health needs, behavioral issues, or all three.

Mississippi Town Sued Over 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Federal civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi and other defendants in which they accuse city officials of operating ...

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.

New York City and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.28.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Metal detectors at school entrances make many New York City schools feel more like prisons than places where young people want to be and contribute to the sense that these are not a place where people are respected.

Radley Balko

School Police Have Uncertain Impact On Student Arrests, Crime Prevention

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

A headline-generating study, published in the journal Pediatrics this week, suggests that approximately one in three Americans is arrested before age ...

Federal Initiative Launched To Narrow School-To-Prison Pipeline

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new federal initiative will aim to curb the "school-to-prison" pipeline that students fall into, beginning with in-school disciplinary action that l...

Federal Initiative Launched To Narrow School-To-Prison Pipeline

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new federal initiative will aim to curb the "school-to-prison" pipeline that students fall into, beginning with in-school disciplinary action that l...