from schoolhouse to jailhouse
How has the school-to-prison pipeline historically developed? What is its relationship to racism, segregation, and capitalism?
What policies and practices are associated with the school-to-prison pipeline? How are students differentially impacted?
What is the school-to-deportation pipeline? How is the school-to-prison pipeline connected to the school-to-deportation pipeline?
Kristin Henning, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, “Cops in School”
Edwin Rios, “How Black Oaklanders Finally Expelled the School Police”
Alice Speri, “From School Suspension to Immigration Detention”
Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, “The (Mis)Education of Black Youth”
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing, “The School-to-Prison Pipeline” (AUDIO)
Nancy Heitzeg, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline, and Racialized Double Standards, “Education, Race, and Social Control”
Nancy Heitzeg, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline, and Racialized Double Standards, “Segregated Schools, Sociopolitical Shifts, and Education under Siege”
Nancy Heitzeg, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline, and Racialized Double Standards, “Criminalized Education: Schoolhouse as Jailhouse”
Monique Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, “A Blues for Black Girls When the ‘Attitude’ is Enuf”
Barbara Fedders, “The End of School Policing”
Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, “The Origins of an Early School-to-Deportation Pipeline”
Coshandra Dillard, “The School-to-Deportation Pipeline”
Annette Fuentes, Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes Jailhouse, “A Brief History of School Violence”
Annette Fuentes, Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes Jailhouse, “Crime and Punishment: The Zero Tolerance Epidemic”
Paul Hirschfield, “Preparing for Prison?: The Criminalization of School Discipline in the USA”
Deborah Cowen and Amy Siciliano, Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life, “Schooled In/Security: Surplus Subjects, Racialized Masculinity, and Citizenship”
Jodi Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards, "The Price Kids Pay: Schools and Police Punish Students with Costly Tickets for Minor Behavior"
Andrea Ritchie, "How Black Women's Bodies are Violated as Soon as They Enter School"
First, find your school district using the tool below and determine how segregated it is.
Next, use the tool below to locate a redlining map for your city. What similarities are there between the redlining map and the previous map of school segregation? What does this reveal about the legacy of anti-Black racism? Think about the sort of policies and changes that would be necessary to address segregation and the differential life chances it creates.