School-To-Prison Pipeline Starts Even Before Kindergarten

Tunette Powell write that her two preschool-aged sons have been suspended from schools a total of eight times, and she wonders if these suspensions might be the result of unintentional biases against black students. “The problem is not that we have a bunch of racist teachers and administrators. I believe most educators want to help all children. But many aren’t aware of the biases and prejudices that they, like all of us, harbor, and our current system offers very little diversity training to preschool staff,” wrote Powell. Powell’s essay was grounded in personal experience, but also draws from U.S. Department of Education data. Source: The Huffington Post

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