Headlined, The War Report on Public Education, April 23, 2017
Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special report on the School to Prison Pipeline in New York City. Just what is it? Why does it exist? What are its enormous costs? And finally, what is the answer? How can we stop sending our young people to jail and how can we tear down a structure built to incarcerate our children?
Dr. Miller will be reporting on a recent publication from The Center for Popular Democracy and the Urban Youth Collaborative - The $746 Million A Year School to Prison Pipeline - the ineffective, discriminatory, and costly process of criminalizing New York City students.
The report concludes,
"Young people have a vision for their future. They see a future filled with hope and powerful contributions towards creating a just and thriving city for all communities. It is a future in which their schools provide them safe-haven from discrimination and oppression based on race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. They envision schools that support their needs and provide them with ample opportunities to thrive. Yet as thousands of students, particularly students who are Black, Latinx, or have disabilities, are funneled each year from schools directly into the criminal legal system, we are cutting those dreams short. Investments in heavily policing and punishing NYC students should be re-directed to support a youth-driven vision for inclusive, supportive, safe and successful schools."
Please join us and learn how we can end the incarceration of our young people in New York City and the rest of the nation.
Knowledge is power!
RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE
RESISTANCE IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF EXPRESSION OF DEMOCRACY
RESISTANCE IS SURVIVAL