The School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Institutional Racism


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The School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Institutional Racism

Posted: 09/09/2015 5:48 pm EDT Updated: 09/09/2015 5:59 pm EDT

What is the school-to-prison pipeline?

The school-to-prison pipeline is a no-nonsense trend in American education, where children are directed straight from the classroom and into the bureaucratic clutches of the criminal justice System.

The phenomenon manifests itself in disciplinary practices and zero-tolerance policies that criminalize unruly behavior and minor infractions such as truancy, graffiti or violating a school dress code. Not only that, it involves the presence of security guards, and police on campus, breaking up trivial playground fights with a billy-club and a taser. … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexander-reynolds/school-to-prison_b_8108068.html
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