Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

June 2016

Despite continual gains in the number of students graduating from Boston Public Schools, inequities remain in school discipline and dropout rates. These indicators, which are linked to incarceration rates, disproportionately affect young men of color. The school to prison pipeline refers to policies and practices that push our schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile justice systems. In this policy, brief we teamed up with the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative and the Boston Public Schools to take a look at this critical issue in Boston.

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