One of the things we are working with policymakers to tackle head on this session is the school-to-prison pipeline.
Did you know that in Colorado during the 2018-2019 academic year, Black students were 3.2 times more likely to be suspended than white students, and Hispanic students were 1.7 times more likely to be suspended than white students? Students who are suspended or ticketed at school are more likely to repeat a grade or drop out than students who were not, as well as more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.
This video by The Root explains the school-to-prison pipeline and asks, "how can kids excel in school if they're always getting kicked out of them?"
There are some actions that we want to see taken now to help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn more and join us to stay informed as the legislation progresses!