With DeVos, We’re Likely To See A Charter School To Prison Pipeline
We need to get cops out of schools and invest in an accountable public education system, IPS’ Karen Dolan told the Real News Network.
“This is a terrible harbinger for what is facing our children,” Karen Dolan told the Real News regarding the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. DeVos is a proponent of public school privatization.
She said that children of color, even pre-schoolers, are between four and six times more likely to be expelled than white children for the same behavioral offenses – from scribbling on desks, to wearing distracting jewelry.
Expulsions increase children’s chances of coming into contact with the juvenile justice system. And those who have contact with the justice system in their youth have “very high – up to 70% higher” chances of reoffending, Dolan said.
While there is some bipartisan support for private education, charter schools, however well-With DeVos, We’re Likely To See A Charter School To Prison Pipeline | PopularResistance.Org: