Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The “school-to-prison pipeline” is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This is enabled by policies and practices from the school to district, state, and federal levels. Many of the children most impacted by this “push out” have learning disabilities, histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished, and pushed out.
MomsRising is working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline from the point of suspension to the point of youth incarceration. We're challenging the practices and policies that push students out of schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. When we work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, we open up opportunities to advance the cradle to college pathway.
We ALL want schools to be safe but we also must be clear that there is no evidence that increasing the number of police in schools actually improves school safety. Instead it takes critical resources from what actually keeps schools safe and helps ALL kids thrive.
@MomsRising wants to hear from YOU! What's working to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, what is working against America's students? How have you and your loved ones been affected. Our stories are powerful and push decision makers to create change! Share your story and help dismantle the #SchooltoPrisonPipeline Together we can ensure all #KidsThrive