Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: school to prison pipeline

‘It Pissed Me Completely Off’: Mother Fired...

A West Memphis, Arkansas, mother is outraged after learning her son was jailed for an afternoon after he disobeyed a teacher and police charged...

School Uniforms Becoming a Stiff-Fitting Policy on...

Jerimiah Fassett was sent home from school earlier this September. He did not get into a fight. He did not bully another student. He...

How School Dress Codes Unfairly Target Black...

Imagine this scenario: Your daughter plans to wear a traditional African outfit to school to celebrate Black History Month. Her planned ensemble includes an...

While Black Boys Are Fast-Tracked to Prison,...

A Black male teacher in the New York City public school system joined a recent Q&A with Black male studies scholar Dr. Tommy Curry....

Home-to-Prison Pipeline: The Parents Role In Protecting...

There is a great deal of concern about the school-to-prison pipeline and rightfully so. Our children are being arrested, detained and imprisoned at a staggeringly...

Natural Hair Bias Is the Latest Tool Being...

In Malden, Mass., the long-simmering argument of how appropriate it is for African-American women to style their hair as they choose hit a new...

Are White Female Teachers Most to Blame...

The school year began in September 2014 weeks after the death of Eric Garner, who suffered cardiac arrest after being placed in a chokehold...

School Fights Could Expose Children as Young...

Getting into a few schoolyard fights is often seen as a natural part of growing up, but thanks to a new Missouri law, students...

100 Education Groups Push to Get Rid...

Nowadays, it's not uncommon to see a police officer or two patrolling the hallways of your child's school. School resource officers are often stationed...

Black Educator Skillfully Destroys the Idea That...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvQYc2qfaQA&feature=youtu.be In an exclusive sit down with Education Week last week, Adrienne D. Dixson, Associate Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University...

The Cost of School-to-Prison Pipeline: Racially Biased School...

The increasingly harsh, zero-tolerance policies adopted by American school systems in the last decade have led to record numbers of suspensions, expulsions and school-based...

Misplaced Priorities: The Nation’s Top School Districts,...

When schools place a priority on law enforcement over counselors, it is no wonder  children are not learning, as they are continuously funneled into...

WATCH Unbelievable Break Down of America’s War...

Former first lady Nancy Reagan’s legacy will always be tied to her husband, President Ronald Reagan, and his war on drugs. Atlanta Black Star dissected...

Moving Speech by Black Educator Lays Blame...

Nancy Hanks is an example of how the school-to-prison pipeline will change when teachers and educators understand their role in perpetuating the criminalization of...

U.N. Team Concerned About Blacks in America,...

A United Nations team recently visited the United States to study the condition of Black people and was alarmed at what they found. According...

Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Sentences,...

In the area of juvenile justice, the week has been pivotal in protecting the rights and humanity of young prisoners, with an important ruling...

Family Desperate for Answers After Teen Found...

Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas jail cell last year raised international awareness about Black people dying in police custody, but the problem is...

Justice Reform: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

In New York, there are events taking place in the area of criminal justice reform that deserve our attention.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a...

#DropTheCharges: Shakara, Victim of #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh Still Faces...

The crisis at Spring Valley High School continues, providing evidence that the criminalization of Black children, and the plantation violence against Black girls and...

Outraged: White, Republican Alabama Prosecutor Charges 8-Year-Old...

A question that must be asked is what does society gain when it charges an 8-year-old child with murder?  This is what prosecutors in...

The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Action: Study Says...

The one factor that best determines whether a school will assume greater security measures is not crime or violence.  It is the presence of...