Stopping the school-to-prison pipeline

Stopping the school-to-prison pipeline by Congressman Danny K. Davis

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Education is a civil right; it is the foundation of economic security, well-being, and democracy.

Unfortunately, a recently released survey of all public schools in the nation demonstrates the lost educational opportunity experienced by many students, especially by African Americans and students with educational disabilities.

Actions taken by the Obama administration to promote fair discipline practices via increased transparency in school discipline and via historic discipline guidance to schools promise to yield some of the most significant advances in educational civil rights in decades.