VIDEO: School to Prison Pipeline

black issues forum
January 25, 2013
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Only two other states in our nation have higher suspension rates than North Carolina, and some say it's one of the biggest contributors to the School to Prison Pipeline. A former teacher, law enforcement officer, and parent share their observations on how this pipeline is created and why so many African American children are funneled into it.

North Carolina is 3rd in the country in school suspensions, which disproportionately affect African American boys. In the video below, host Deborah Holt Noel brings together Dr. Janet Johnson (EDSTAR Analytics), Chris Hill (Education and Law Project) and Barbara Fedders (UNC School of Law)  to discuss the problem and offer solutions. Watch here:

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