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School-to-prison pipeline news and analysis from The Nation
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.
May 31, 2016
Democratic Leadership Is Missing in Action on Mass Incarceration
Sentencing reform will be a compromise between moderate and conservative Republicans, unless Democrats finally come to the table.
Inimai M. Chettiar
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May 31, 2016
Tell Democratic and Republican Leaders to Get On Board With Ending Mass Incarceration
Past party platforms have not only failed to call for reform—they’ve championed tougher punishments.
October 28, 2015
A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students
The assault at Spring Valley runs deeper than one bad cop—it’s the latest product of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Alex S. Vitale
September 2, 2015
Why a Criminal Record Shouldn’t Disqualify Someone From Public Assistance
No one should go hungry for a crime that they have already served time for.
August 17, 2015
Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?
Giving prisoners access to financial aid for college tuition is the first step towards “de-carceration.”
August 5, 2015
4 Tough Questions on Poverty for the Republican Presidential Candidates
This first debate of the 2016 election is an opportunity for the leading Republicans to go on the record about the issues that matter most to working families. But they probably won’t.