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ISSN 1935-7699
Journal of Educational Controversy
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, FALL 2012 / WINTER 2013

The School-to-Prison Pipeline
 

EDITORIAL
The School-to-Prison Pipeline:  A Civil Rights and a Civil Liberty Issue

Lorraine Kasprisin, editor
 

EDITORIAL
Justice, Education and Democracy—how they fit together, and are necessary to each other
Daniel Larner, Guest co-editor
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University
 

CONTROVERSY ADDRESSED IN THIS ISSUE:
The School to Prison Pipeline refers to a national trend in which school policies and practices are increasingly resulting in criminalizing students rather than educating them.  Statistics indicate that the number of suspensions, expulsions, dropouts or “pushouts,” and juvenile justice confinements is growing.  Moreover, there is a disproportionate impact on students of color and students with disabilities and emotional problems.  In this issue, we invite authors to examine the policy implications, the political ramifications, and the causes and possible solutions to this problem.  Moreover, what are these policies teaching our children? 
 


SECTION ONE: ARTICLES IN RESPONSE TO THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE CONTROVERSY

The Play of Punishment in the “Culture of Cruelty”
Christopher Robbins
Eastern Michigan University

Schools, Prisons and Aboriginal Youth: Making Connections
Amanda Gebhard
University of Toronto

Feeding the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Convergence of Neoliberalism, Conservativism, and Penal Populism
Richard Mora, Occidental College
Mary Christianakis, Occidental College

Reframing the Problem: New Institutionalism and Exclusionary Discipline in Schools
Rebecca Cohen
The University of Texas at Austin

Mass Incarceration, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and the Struggle Over “Secure Communities” in Illinois
Robert Scott, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Miguel Saucedo, Ed.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Knowledge of Good and Evil: Black Students’ Church-Based Funds of Knowledge Concerning School Discipline
Ashley Woodson
Michigan State University

The Intergroup Dynamics of a Metaphor: The “School-to-Prison Pipeline”
John G. Richardson, Western Washington University
Douglas Judge, University of Washington


SECTION TWO: OTHER PIPELINES: THE SCHOOL TO DEPORTATION PIPELINE

A DREAM Deported: What Undocumented American Youth Need their Schools to Understand
Maria Timmons Flores
Western Washington University


SECTION THREE:  FROM THEORY TO ACTIVISM:  PERSPECTIVES FROM YOUTH ADVOCACY GROUPS IN WASHINGTON STATE

CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH JUSTICE
No Single Source, No Simple Solution: Why We Should Broaden Our Perspective of the School-to-Prison-Pipeline and Look to the Court in Redirecting Youth from It  
Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.)
Leila E. Curtis, J.D./M.I.T.
Nicholas Oakley, J.D.  

TEAM CHILD
Pressure Points at the Intersection of the Education and Justice Systems: Strategies to Improve Student Success and Reduce Juvenile Court Contacts

Hillary A. Behrman, Anne A. Lee, Jean M. Nist  

LEAGUE OF EDUCATION VOTERS
Paving a Path to Best Practices in Washington State: How Changing School Discipline Policies can Curb Disproportionality and close the Achievement Gap
 
Heather Cope, Chris Korsmo, and Maggie Wilkens  

OFFICE OF THE EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN OF WASHINGTON STATE
Suspensions and Expulsions Contribute to School Dropouts

Adie Simmons


SECTION FOUR: VIDEOS


Educational Law and Social Justice Forum Presents: The School-to-Prison & School-to-Deportation Pipelines, 5/17/2013


Interview with author Justice Bobbe Bridge, former Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, Founder of the Center for Child and Youth Justice


Rose Spidell, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Washington. Excerpt from the 2009 Educational Law and Social Justice Forum.


BOOK REVIEWS

Book Cover: Right to be Hostile 

Connecting the Hidden Dots

An Essay Book Review of Erica Meiners’ Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons, and the Making of Public Enemies 

By Amanda Gebhard, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education  

credit: University of Minnesota Press

Police in the Hallways: Confronting the “Culture of Control”

Review of Kathleen Nolan’s Police in the Hallways: Discipline in an Urban High School

By P. L. Thomas, Furman University

credit: Teachers College Press

Girl Time: A Space to Embody a Different Narrative

Review of Maisha T. Winn’s Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

By Allison Daniel Anders, University of South Carolina

 

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