Rethinking Schools Special Issue: Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Posted by on January 08, 2012

Rethinking Schools Special Issue: Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline

An exclusive interview with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, centers Rethinking Schools’ special winter issue. Our focus is the school-to-prison pipeline and how to stop it in our classrooms, our schools, and our communities.

“Arresting Development: Zero Tolerance and the Criminalization of Children” reviews the history, impact, and future of zero tolerance policies. Our investigative reporter is Annette Fuentes, author of Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.

In “The Classroom-to-Prison Pipeline,” master teacher and RS editor Linda Christensen faces a classroom revolt. She realizes that opting out of this “pipeline” requires us to continue to rethink our classrooms.

Then Jody Sokolower, policy and production editor, discusses how teachers can support students with incarcerated parents and other family members.

And much, much more.

This is one of our most exciting and thought-provoking issues. Don’t miss it.

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