Sunday, April 27, 2014

HE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE <> May 3,2014 <> Dr. Byron E. Price

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 pm ET







Guest Co-Host: Dr. Byron E. Price 


THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE

 YOUR LOCAL EFFORTS

PLANNING AND PROTEST

STOP TALK and START ACTING



How you can begin to challenge the damaging policies and programs which feed into the school to prison pipeline for children in your community.

THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE STRATEGY


 A 2007 study by the Advancement Project and the Power U Center for Social Change says that for every 100 students who were suspended, 15 were Black, 7.9 were American Indian, 6.8 were Latino and 4.8 were white. The same study reports that the U.S. spends almost $70 billion annually on incarceration, probation and parole. This number lends itself to a 127% funding increase for incarceration between 1987-2007. Compare that to a 21% increase in funding for higher education in the same 20-year span. Local police have a presence in almost every American mid and high school in America where the student demographic is above 30% Black. That is how it begins.


EDITORIAL • Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline


Illustration: Seth Tobacman

By the editors of Rethinking Schools
“Every man in my family has been locked up. 
Most days I feel like it doesn’t matter what I do, how hard I try—that’s my fate, too.” 
—11th-grade African American student, Berkeley, Calif.


What Is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Mass Incarceration: A Civil Rights Crisis

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/26_02/edit262.shtml
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