† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.
Invest in Public Education Not Prison Cultivation
Editors Note: Criminal InJustice is using this week’s post to amplify The Dignity in School’s Campaign National Week of Action Against the School Pushout . The week is under way, but it is always on time to resist the school to prison pipeline. With gratitude to those who do so everyday.
6th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout, October 3 to October 11, 2015
The Dignity in Schools Campaign’s 6th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout will take place from Saturday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 11, 2015. This year’s theme is Invest in Public Education, Not Prison Cultivation! DSC members and allies are holding rallies, marches, forums and workshops across the country to raise awareness about the school pushout crisis in our nation’s schools and to help launch and support local campaigns to transform school discipline policies and practices.
Our National Week of Action Demands:
- Shift funding from school police to counselors and positive discipline.
- Use positive interventions instead of suspensions, expulsions or arrests, and end racial disparities in discipline.
- Fully implement positive alternatives such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices.
- Engage students and parents in decision-making about discipline policies.
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