June 4, 2020 by Julia Rose
LET'S GET TO WORK.
Former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts and now Founder & Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact, Adam Foss, is here to outline the “School to Prison Pipeline” and help teachers understand how punitive disciplinary practices and Zero Tolerance Policies increase a child’s risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system and also tend to be imposed more frequently upon students of color.
Foss also identifies five (5) actionable ways that educators can actively work to disrupt this pipeline and use their “Shields of Privilege” to protect their students from it and begin dismantling these ingrained systems of oppression that continue to harm students in their own schools, and after they leave them.
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