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US: School-to-Prison Pipeline Can Be Dismantled Using Alternative Discipline Strategies (Opinion)
Youth Today – September 07, 2017
The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the streamlining of at-risk students from schools to incarceration or related correctional-type facilities that results from punitive discipline practices and criminalizing misconduct in schools. Ultimately, the school-to-prison pipeline is the consequence of zero tolerance policies that originally mandated schools to penalize students for bringing weapons and drugs onto school grounds.