There’s a link between school discipline policies and students who enter the justice system. Folks call it the school-to-prison pipeline.
On this week’s podcast, Diana Ross, executive director of Mid-City CAN, joined co-hosts Laura Kohn and Mario Koran, who sat in for Scott Lewis, to talk about the organization’s efforts to keep more students in school.
“The kids who continue to get expelled and suspended are still majority kids of color. … There’s a huge disparity,” Ross said.
She said San Diego Unified School District recently announced its plan for a districtwide rollout of a restorative justice program.
Kohn and Koran also discuss a speech about school discipline that Nancy Hanks, chief of elementary schools in Madison, Wis., gave to Teach for America alumni.