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The school to prison pipeline: quantitative evidence to guide school counselor advocacy

NCJ Number
305007
Author(s)
Laura E. Welfare; Tameka Oliphant Grimes; Gerard Lawson; Kazuki Hori; Ghadir Asadi
Date Published
2021
Annotation

Since the school to prison pipeline begins with disciplinary incidents which result in suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to law enforcement, we analyzed 230,988 disciplinary infractions from one year in public K-12 schools in Virginia.

Abstract

We found evidence that Black male and female students are overrepresented in initial infractions and overrepresentation worsens only at the more discretionary points of the school to prison pipeline. A three-pronged approach to school counselor advocacy for transformative change is detailed herein. (Publisher Abstract Provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2021