Students call on Congress to address the ‘school to prison pipeline’
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:07 minutes (2.35 MB)
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Activists from across the country are in Washington today, attending the first-ever congressional hearing on the set of punitive student discipline practices known as the ‘school to prison pipeline.’ A federal survey earlier this year found that Black and Latino students and students with disabilities are far more likely to be pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system by these widespread policies. Now, civil rights and students’ rights groups are calling on Congress to pass a number of bills that would prohibit schools from ordering suspensions and arrests for minor infractions of the rules. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.