School-to-Prison Pipeline Intact in North Carolina and New York, Curbed in South Florida and Los Angeles

Race & Justice News (The Sentencing Project)

Action for Children in North Carolina’s report finds that in that state, “students of color and students with disabilities continue to be disproportionately affected by out-of-school suspensions,” although the total rates of suspension have begun to decline. The New York Civil Liberties Union’s report shows that the number of suspensions doubled in that city during the Bloomberg administration, between 2001 and 2011. Reforms at Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools have cut school-based arrests by 30-40% this academic year, and significantly reduced suspensions. In Los Angeles, the school district has nearly eliminated police-issued truancy tickets in the past four years.

 

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