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School to Prison Pipeline

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Join me and my special guest Pamela Perkins with the Interfaith Childrens Movement as we talk about the school to prison pipeline. Between 1980 and 2000 Spending on schools increased by 32% versus spending on prisons went up 186%. We will talk about the zero tolerance policies in schools that have expelled students for bringing nail clippers or even scissors to school. School suspensions rose from 1.7 Million in 1974 to 3.1 million in 2000 and have been most dramatic for children of color. Even if you don't have children in school you want to tune in to this....

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