School-to-prison pipeline

School-to-Prison Pipeline
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Funneling students out of classrooms and into prison is a problem for kids of color, but what solutions are being tried?

In the final part of our weeklong series on the school-to-prison pipeline, we look at a  local district that has found a way to manage the pipeline

And in an exclusive online only report  we also look at a Western New York college's  program to help students continue their education if they've ended up in prison.

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The pipeline concept is that out-of-school suspensions can lead to negative outcomes and that dropping out of school can send some students, mostly people of color, spiraling toward arrest and jail.


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David Wright is well aware of the negative outcomes associated with dropping out of school.

“I always had problems in school growing up,” Wright said. “Just acting out. Getting into arguments and fights with the teacher and everything.”


School-to-Prison Pipeline
Photo illustration: WBFO News

What is the school-to-prison pipeline? What does it look like in Western New York, and what’s being done about it? A joint series from WBFO’s Education and Racial Equity desks is delving into those questions and more.