➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Mass Incarceration and the Achievement Gap (Opinion)
American Prospect – May 08, 2017
Our unjustified incarceration rates should be of urgent concern to anyone interested in narrowing the educational achievement gap-the persistently lower academic and behavioral performance of black pupils than white pupils, even when their demographic characteristics seem to be similar. The mass incarceration of African American par-ents damages their children, whose academic achievement, behavior, and health become worse when their parents are incarcerated.