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School-to-prison pipeline news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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July 13, 2015
I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison.
One woman’s story of the myth of rehabilitative incarceration.
February 5, 2015
This Is How Black Girls End Up in the School-To-Prison Pipeline
Harsh discipline is said to put black boys at risk, but black girls are suspended six times more than white girls. A new report asks why.
January 19, 2015
Black Lives Matter—at School, Too
In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.
December 16, 2014
Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind
When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.
March 28, 2014
The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool
And we wonder why there’s an education gap.
Mychal Denzel Smith