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September 17, 2014 League of Women Voters Public Forum The College of Charleston
“Its most basic meaning suggests that schools communicate with police about student misconduct in a way that leads students to develop arrest records and eventually serve time in prison. But the term is also used to refer to a more subtle and more common chain of events: students are repeatedly suspended, fail academically, and have their social, emotional, and educational needs unmet by the school; they withdraw from school or are expelled; and this school failure or withdrawal substantially increases the risk that they become ensnared in the criminal justice system” (Kupchik 2014: 96-97).
Widespread externalization of students Disparate Impact Race Students with disabilities LGBT youth (Himmelstein and Bruckner 2011) Caution: Pursuing the Silver Bullet Privileging schools
Internalization to Externalization War on Youth Warnings of “Super-Predators” (90s) Diminished Discretion in Justice Systems From Mandatory Minimums and Three Strikes to Zero-tolerance policies in Schools Incarceration—the best idea we’ve had Widening the Net: “Disturbing School” in SC Politics of policy and ignorance of evidence-based research Expanded adoption of CJ “logics” (Kupchik 2014) “Militarization” of police and schools “Broken Windows” School Resource Officers (SROs) (Na and Gottfredson 2011)
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. 2014
Source: Charleston County School District 2014
Source: SCDJJ 2013.
January 8, 2014: “Dear Colleague” Letter June 3, 2014: School Discipline Consensus Report (Council of State Governments Justice Center) Commitments to reform in CA and TX Charleston County School District
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