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School-to-prison pipeline news and analysis from The Nation
June 18, 2021
Why Are There Cops in Schools?
If our schools need additional counselors and mentors, turning to police is far from the most suitable choice.
June 23, 2020
We Need Police Out of Our Schools—Now
An interview with Minneapolis student leader Nathanial Genene about the uprising, removing police from public schools, and the need to rethink what school looks like.
February 12, 2019
For Criminal Justice Reform, the First Step Act Is Just the Start
Progressives should seize on the law’s momentum and help it grow.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 16, 2018
Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Plus Anna Deavere Smith on the school-to-prison pipeline and Rachel Kushner on women in prison.
Start Making Sense
November 10, 2017
Philadelphia Just Elected the Most Radical DA in the Country—Now What?
Larry Krasner has pledged to fight mass incarceration, and activists say they’ll be watching.
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August 31, 2017
Our Criminal Courts Are Failing Juvenile Defendants
Young people are too often viewed as social liabilities rather than individuals with a future.
March 8, 2017
Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump
Teachers are working to protect undocumented immigrant students, trans students, and any student whose chance at an equitable education is at risk.
February 1, 2017
Students Are Saying No to Betsy DeVos
The resistance has made an impact.
December 22, 2016
How to Fight for Women and Girls of Color While Trump Is President
Under Obama, the White House began collecting critically important data about women and girls of color. Under Trump, that data will become even more important.
October 25, 2016
Segregation Begins in Pre-K
New York City’s lauded universal pre-K program has a problem when it comes to diversity in the classroom.