Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Article Index

  • The school-to-prison pipeline is one of the most important civil rights challenges facing our nation today.

  • Zero-tolerance disciplinary policies are often the first step in a child's journey through the pipeline.

  • Schools today rely on law enforcement, rather than teachers and administrators, to handle minor school misconduct.

  • The rise in suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests may be due, in part, to the rise of high-stakes testing

  • Students confined in juvenile detention facilities have access to few, if any, educational services.

  • Black and Brown students are disproportionately represented at every stage of the school-to-prison pipeline.


  • We must demand accountability for the education of all students.

Vernellia R. Randall
Founder and Editor
Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law


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