This report provides historical context for school discipline policies, explains how they funnel young people into the justice systems, provides data showing inequitable enforcement against students of color, and provides productive alternative discipline strategies.
Unfortunately, most low-income African American and Hispanic children cannot access the kinds of transformative educational opportunities necessary to put them on a path to college and, eventually, out of poverty and into the middle class. Nationally, onl
To achieve the goal of all students graduating from high school ready to pursue college and careers, education leaders should start by looking at the weakest points in the education system: high-poverty, high-minority schools. Successfully implementing rigorous changes to strengthen especially weak schools will also guide efforts to make smaller improvements at schools that are already stronger.