Video: Breaking School-to-Prison Pipelines

/ 11 June 2014 / Shawna


Briana Johnson, Video Production Specialist, Minnesota 2020, May 22, 2014

Students, parents and teachers are demanding Minnesota eliminate school-related discipline practices that heighten certain acts to criminal offenses. It would go a long way in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline, which disproportionately targets youth of color.

Getting school resources officers (which are police stationed in schools) out of the buildings will also limit the number of students who wind up in the criminal justice system, researchers and activists say.

More school staff diversity and implementing restorative justice measures will also help ensure safer schools.