School-to-Prison Pipeline

As districts across the country cut their school resource officers, advocates warn it won’t be enough to end overly harsh discipline of Black students.
The 2018 arrest showed "how our educational and policing systems train children to be criminals by treating them like criminals," said lawyer Benjamin Crump.
A 15-year-old known only as Grace has been detained since mid-May, sparking protests against the school-to-prison pipeline.
The congresswoman has a bill to combat the disproportionately punitive discipline of Black and brown students in school.
A new government watchdog report shows how black students and students with disabilities are punished more severely.
Yet they're also more likely to say that U.S. schools are safe.
Communities often look to increase school cops after tragedies like the one in Florida. That can be bad for minority children.
Expelling kids from school denies them the chance to become better citizens.
The U.S. took in Asian refugees after the Vietnam War, only to put many on a deportation path. A record number could be fed into this system in 2018.