Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline: The crisis affecting Rochester's students and what we can do to fix it
from Metro Justice
The school-to-prison pipeline is a civil rights issue: nationally in 2011-2012, Black students were three times more likely to be suspended than their white peers ... In addition to facing suspension or expulsion, some students are arrested in school. The majority of the offenses are nonviolent misdemeanors, such as disorderly conduct, harassment,or trespassing on school grounds. Too many students in Rochester are criminalized for behavior that can be handled by administrators,counselors or other school staff.
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