SparkAction recently posted a video that examines harsh school policies and the increased policing of students that creates a school-to-prison pipeline. The growing concern is that while harsh school policies and a zero tolerance attitude may create the illusion of safety for students, the reality is that students are often treated like criminals. Students are fed into the judicial system for minor offenses such as hitting a peer with a ruler or fighting in the hallway, creating a sense of hostility within schools and a recipe for disaster in the years to come. See the video below:
To learn about the school-to-prison pipeline, visit the Safe Quality Schools website.
Avery Klein is a digital and social media intern at Prichard Communications. She is from Springfield, Missouri where she attends Missouri State University and is studying public relations, advertising and promotions, and ethical leadership. She loves traveling, discovering new restaurants, social media and her two darling dogs.
Updated: August 05 2013