Educators in the classroom have a wealth of experience and insight to share in the development of policies that impact equity and opportunities for their students.
Tag: School-to-prison pipeline
Many of our preservice teachers had never heard of the pipeline, but almost all of us will have students who could be touched by it.
“I always had rapport with my students, but I realized I was too quick to put students out of my classroom and into the pipeline.”
According to the most recent federal data, Black girls’ 12% suspension rate is much higher than girls of any other race and most boys, and research shows that dark girls are disciplined more harshly than those with lighter skin.
“We’d be much further ahead in doing what’s best for our students, particularly students of color, if we could separate the notion that school safety and school policing are one and the same.”
State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times as much as spending on K-12 public schools over the past three decades.
“I don’t believe in suspension and expulsion. Those should be the last resort for students.” – Erika Strauss Chavarria, HS Spanish teacher
Mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline have sparked a national conversation on prison reform, but until now, few Asian-American voices have been part of the discussion. Eddy Zheng is working to change that.
Suspensions and expulsions are doing more harm than good. Schools are getting better results by rejecting zero tolerance.
Panel discussion leads to clear understanding of next steps to help end this national epidemic