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Stemming the Flow of the School-to-Prison Pipeline

May 15, 2013 by twalker  
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By Cindy Long There’s a disturbing trend taking place in our public schools, especially in high poverty neighborhoods – where hallways and grounds are patrolled by police and disciplinary problems are no longer handled by counseling and detention but by suspension and arrest. Known as the school-to-prison pipeline, the trend is turning our adolescent students [...]

Scrutiny Intensifies Around Zero Tolerance, School to Prison Pipeline

July 23, 2012 by twalker  
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By Ava Wallace As suspensions and expulsions continue at an alarming rate across the nation, lawmakers are taking another look at decade-old zero tolerance discipline policies that are doing more harm than good. Civil rights advocates have long called out harsh disciplinary measures for the disproportionate effect they have on at-risk students and students of [...]