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School-to-Prison Pipeline

50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Educational institutions have been trying to show policymakers the issue of police presence in schools for DECADES. In the 1970s, the National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU In 2020, the NEA passed ANOTHER resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU The resolution states: “The presence of police in schools creates a hostile learning environment for students of color and students with disabilities, and it criminalizes students for minor behavioral infractions.” The resolution called on the NEA to work with its affiliates to “advocate for the removal of… Read More »50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

School to Prison Pipeline

Evidence shows that police presence in schools is not an effective way to improve school safety. Instead, schools should focus on implementing evidence-based solutions that promote positive student behavior and create a safe and supportive learning environment. The presence of police officers on school campuses negatively impacts the youth in a number of ways including: Evidence-based solutions that should be used instead of police officers in schools: In addition to the evidence-based solutions listed above, there are a number of other things that schools can do to improve school safety without involving police officers. These include: By focusing on these… Read More »School to Prison Pipeline