The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Policies and practices that favor incarceration over education do us all a grave injustice is an online article by Marilyn Elias from the Spring, 2013 issue of Teaching Tolerance.

The article examines:

  • What is the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Who is in the pipeline
  • Punishing policies
  • Best practices
  • Avoiding the pipeline

Read the Article


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Rerouting Pipeline examines shifts in teachers’ responses to  discipline. The resource includes a guide and toolkit.  Read more. . .

Breaking Schools’ Rules is a report describing the results of a study of how school discipline relates to students’ success and juvenile justice involvement in the State of Texas. Read more. . .

Beyond Suspension examines school discipline policies and connections to the school-to-prison pipline for students of Color with Disabilities.  Read more. . .

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