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The School-To-Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform
The school-to-prison pipeline is an emerging trend that pushes large numbers of at-risk youth particularly children of color out of classrooms and into the juvenile justice system. The policies and practices that contribute to this trend can be seen as a pipeline with many entry points, from under-resourced K-12 public schools, to the over-use of zero-tolerance suspensions ...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by New York University Press
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An undertaking that is largely focused on the laws around the school-to-prison-pipeline, which shows how America prioritized incarceration over education for many of its youth. It is important to note that on the very first page, that, inadequate exposure to the arts is listed as an indicator for youth in risk of academic failure.
You definitely need to know what you're getting when you read this book - an overview of the legal structure that makes up the school-to-prison pipeline and an analysis of various areas of focus for legal reform - but so long as that's what you're looking to read about, it provides a really nice and comprehensive analysis without getting overly mired in minutia. That said, if you're looking for a general introduction to the school-to-prison pipeline, this book shouldn't be your first choice.