Toolkit on Organizing to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Solutions for Change

Student-Parent Handbook: School Discipline, School Pushout, Student-Parent Handbook

Student-Parent Handbook: School Discipline, School Pushout, Student-Parent Handbook

This Model Student and Parent Handbook for schools and districts from Southern Echo in Mississippi is where the rules and regulations are set out on the record for everyone to ... MORE

Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) released the report, Pushed Out, in January 2010. Pushed Out examines current policies ... MORE

ACLU:  Gone Too Far: Our Kids in Handcuffs

ACLU: Gone Too Far: Our Kids in Handcuffs

ACLU has created a three-minute video introducing Kyle Thompson and his story. A succinct infographic framing Brown at 60 is also offered to add context to the video illustrating the ... MORE

Victor Rios TED Talk: Help for Kids the System Ignores

Victor Rios TED Talk: Help for Kids the System Ignores

What if one were born without straps on one’s boots—how can one pull oneself up by the bootstraps? As a child VR experienced and overcame pushout and university probation. The ... MORE

TX School Safety Center – Thinking About the School to Prison Pipeline

TX School Safety Center – Thinking About the School to Prison Pipeline

This Texas school Safety Center resource argues for use of current knowledge as a guide toward optimum outcomes for all evidence -based decision making to determine a course of action ... MORE

Counselors Not Cops Platform and Resource Guide

Counselors Not Cops Platform and Resource Guide

These DSC recommendations build on our Model Code and are based on best practices, research and experiences of students, parents, intervention workers, peace-builders and educators from around the country, and ... MORE

Georgia Disciplinary Class Matrix and Rationale

Georgia Disciplinary Class Matrix and Rationale

Three separate documents from the Georgia Department of Education define and detail levels of disciplinary issues and appropriate responses to each–including which school staff members should be involved. ... MORE

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

ACLU of Pennsylvania Report offers history of zero tolerance policies, analysis of PA school discipline data and data re: police in schools, and recommendations for reform. ... MORE

Model Code Comparison Tool

Model Code Comparison Tool

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Model Code Comparison Tool presents communities with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices.  It highlights questions you can answer ... MORE