The literature review clearly has shown that there is a phenomenon called School to Prison, Schoolhouse to Jailhouse, or Public Education to Prison Pipeline. Therefore, Jeremy Thompson (2016) says, “Zero-tolerance policies in schools result in high suspension rates and expulsion rates among students in general, but disproportionately affect minority students, especially African-Americans because students who have been suspended or expelled are more likely than not to end up in the Criminal Justice
McCarter describes thoroughly the consequences STPP has on the nation’s school-age youth, including but not limited to increased exposure the criminal justice system, and gives solutions that schools can implement that will hopefully limit the overwhelming amount of students coming in contact with the STPP. The article proves that zero tolerance policies are not conducive to a safe school environment and does not foster a safe learning climate for
This happens to be true in the real world, acting as the root of one of the most common problems in schools, bullying. Particularly, kids with a disadvantaged background are often singled out or bullied. In the same way, the Greasers is poorer and therefore often get jumped by the Socs because assumedly, the socioeconomic status makes the Greasers vulnerable and justifies the Socs’ actions. “And you can 't win against them no matter how hard you try, because they 've got all the breaks and even whipping them isn 't going to change that fact.” (Ponyboy, pg. 11).
Moreover, he argues that the punishments meted out by the criminal justice system usually fail to support rehabilitation and social reintegration. Once the young men of color enter the criminal justice system, they have “negative credentials” that lead to further stigmatization and criminalization in schools, in the community, and other institutions which severely restrict their educational and employment opportunities. Moreover, he criticizes the excessive punishment of petty acts of defiance such as violating a school rule. Rios mentions that “access resources that allowed them to move from negative credential status to positive credential status”
Ethical issues – The article affects more than just Rodger himself, Wanda’s actions would have also given Love to Learn High School a bad reputation, people in the community would believe that the principal is incompetent when it came to hiring teachers. The principal should have known if there was crime going on in their school faculty, which is something the parents of students will start to think. Legal issues – Wanda Wrong has defamed Rodger Right without any proof of what he has been accused of, and now he wants compensation for the loss of
The amount of unfairness that went on at the time affected everyone socially, economically, and with their education. No person can peacefully learn when they are scared about what might happen to them when they walk outside. Everybody at school is there for a reason. To get an education and further grow socially and intellectually as a person. Yes, segregation and inequality was happening all over no matter who you were, but when it comes to education the unfairness should cease as you are only there to learn.
James Baldwin’s short story Sonny’s Blues reveals the dangers of institutional racism. Institutional racism appears to be woven into the fabric of society, expressed in the practice of social and political institutions. Limiting opportunities to the youth catalyzes their loss of hope and leads them to a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure, where the student comes to accept the fact that they will result to no more wealth and success than their parents acquired. Through poverty-stricken imagery of Harlem and the light and dark dichotomy, Baldwin suggests how introducing institutional racism at a young age restrains pupils from reaching their maximum potential in life, causing them to seek redemption thereafter. Baldwin emphasizes the restricted possibilities in the low income black community through poverty-stricken imagery.
The state tried to force this child, Ethan, to take this test. In the meantime while Andrea was fighting the school system, Ethan Rediske passed away. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our children aren’t all dying of terrible diseases, but these standardized testing is killing our brothers and sisters creativity and passion for school instead. Standardized tests do not accurately measure what students know and what they can do, nor are they accurate predictors of future success First we will learn information about its history and its use in today’s America.
“Before long, schools escalated the range of reasons for suspending and expelling students to include violation policies about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, fighting, insubordination, dress code, and ‘disruptive behavior’” (50). The removal policy has proved the opposite and increased the number of failures and number of those being sent into the school-to-prison pipeline. Missing school because of this policy provides the students nothing and takes away the possibility of success. Those who do not comply to teachers that use the zero-tolerance policy with obedience are to receive exclusion or suspension dealt by the police and justice system. The zero-tolerance policy has gone off the lines of providing an even discipline to all students because
We live in such society where beliefs about everything have been rooted by superstitious norms and values. People ashamed while talking about the sex and don’t want to talk by thinking that what images they would have in their society if they talk openly in this topic or rather they think that talking on this topic will down their prestige in society. Since a long time sex education has been a great challenge in regarding whether to consider it in school education or not. There had been many disputes about it. It’s because our Nepali traditional society believes that including sex education in high school education will destroy their children’s character and morality as per them it make them aware about sexual intercourse and they try to do it with practice.
Growing up in the projects gives off a terrible first impression; even if that’s the only place a family can afford to live. Students growing up in areas high in crime rates, drug abusers, and gangs, tend to take the label of an appalling civilian, and a schoolyard fight between two white males reflects an assault and eventually imprisoned man if the fight were to include two African-American males (African-American because they are mostly of color). Alice Goffman explains in her speech how the government asks children already fighting poverty, living in the “most disadvantaged neighborhoods, and attending the country 's worst schools…to basically never do anything wrong.” The subject of this speech includes urban sociology and the impact of the different demographics living in certain neighborhoods on these teenage students facing more criminal charges than they would if they didn’t live in communities full of families attempting to overcome