school to prison pipeline


America's Mass Incarceration Crisis Begins in Its Schools

We spoke with Anna Deavere Smith about Parkland, the school-to-prison pipeline, and her new HBO film, 'Notes from the Field.'
Naveen Kumar

New Film 'For Ahkeem' Puts a Human Face to Difficult Social Justice Issues

Filmmakers Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest talk about their new documentary and how some youths labeled as bad kids are a product of larger failures in society, not their own.
Sean Hutchinson
Last Chance High

Biased Discipline Policies Put Black Girls on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Black female students can't have an opportunity to succeed if they're being criminalized in the classroom.
Nia Decaille

The New Program Keeping High School Kids Caught with Weed Out of Jail

"I thought I was going to get locked up, expelled from school or something."
Taylor Dolven

Why Cops Broke Up a School Brawl with Chemical Spray

The aftermath of a nasty scene at a Detroit public high school raises fresh doubts about whether cops should be disciplining students.
Allie Gross

Does America Really Need Cops in Schools?

The viral video of the now-fired South Carolina cop throwing a student to the floor is leading many to question if "school resource officers" are really all that necessary.
Matt Taylor

We Need to Stop Arresting So Many Children

The law-enforcement system isn’t designed for children—just about the only thing it can do is send people to jail, which in nearly every case is a horrific overreaction when it comes to kids being dumb. The police can be one of the most destructive...
Harry Cheadle