Information Session: Teach for America

6:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
BU CCD (100 Bay State Road, 6th Floor)
The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Teach for America

The "school to prison pipeline," is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished and pushed out. "Zero-tolerance" policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, while high-stakes testing programs encourage educators to push out low-performing students to improve their schools' overall test scores. Students of color are especially vulnerable to push-out trends and the discriminatory application of discipline.

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