How Do We Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Edward Ward, a graduate of Orr Academy High School in Chicago, Ill. (left) testifies during the "Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline" Senate subcommittee hearing on December 12, 2012 as Andrew Coulson, director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute looks on. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

WASHINGTON – In schools today, Black students get suspended at a rate that is more than triple the rate of their White classmates. As the uneven enforcement of zero tolerance policies disconnect minority students from their schools, juvenile detention centers and, in some cases, adult prisons welcome them with open arms. Data collected by the […]