They may be legal, but these searches may be contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline. Restorative justice is the better option for schools.
In 2013–2014, about 70,000 students were arrested at school, a way too common practice that is feeding the profit margins of privatized prisons.
Black girls make up 16% of girls in U.S. public schools, but 42% of girls’ expulsions. What are the forces that have made these students targets?
The results speak for themselves: In-school suspensions at piloted schools dropped by 70 percent. Out-of-school suspensions dropped by 77 percent.
In addition to the many challenges they face outside of school, children of incarcerated parents carry a stigma that is often reinforced in the classroom.
As U.S. students lose 18 million days of instruction every year, new approaches to school discipline are moving front and center.
In a new book, the author argues that the education system could have done more to help her younger brother stay in school.
Suspensions and expulsions are doing more harm than good. Schools are getting better results by rejecting zero tolerance.