Burst Pipe: School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Justice
At its best, the American public education system aims to equally serve every student that enters its doors. Unfortunately, that is not presently the case. Throughout the past two decades, zero-tolerance policy has taken over public schools and has severely punished students for minor infractions. The implementation of the zero-tolerance policy does a disservice to all students, regardless of racial background; however, it targets students of color more than white students. The zero-tolerance policy can ultimately lead to the use of law enforcement in a public school setting which contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline. The pipeline has long lasting effects that are apparent years after conventional schooling. Please join Justice for Education on November 28th, 2018 5:30-7:30pm at Montclair State University in University Hall 1020, with guest speaker Erika Strauss Chavarria, to discuss the detrimental effects of zero-tolerance, the pushout of students through the school-to-prison pipeline, and how restorative justice can help remedy the broken U.S. education system.