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

Campaign Strategies

ACLU Talking Points: School to Prison Pipeline

ACLU Talking Points: School to Prison Pipeline

This ACLU talking points memo can be a useful tool for framing discussions and debate with policymakers surrounding the school-to-prison pipeline crisis. This resource could be especially useful to guide ... MORE

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Policymakers pay attention to published letters, particularly when the opinion pertains to their constituent’s views (+ future votes!). Writing a letter to the editor is an effective way to frame ... MORE

Model Code on Education & Dignity

Model Code on Education & Dignity

The Model Code presents policy-makers with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you might have on your own local codes of conduct and offers suggested guidance from a DSC perspective. ... MORE

Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building

Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building

This Padres y Jovenes Unidos publication discusses the STPP and its origins, school discipline, and lessons in racial justice from the actual work of Padres & Jovenes Unidos (PJU) and the Advancement Project in Colorado. It includes case studies and strategies for effective organizing and movement building. This document is intended to show the pros and cons of each strategy employed, in hopes that any local organizer can utilize its evidence-based content to progress their individual movements. ... MORE

Campaign Action Plan

Campaign Action Plan

The Youth Justice Coalition has developed a Campaign Action Planning tool to help develop organizing campaigns. The campaign action plan tool includes questions regarding identifying an issue to organize around, identifying campaign goals, allies, tactics, and resources. ... MORE

Creating Positive Discipline

Creating Positive Discipline

This DSC created fact sheet focuses on creating a positive school environment through Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices, instead of punitive discipline to address student behavior. ... MORE

Stanford’s Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

Stanford’s Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

This Online resource is devoted to data use and capacity building. The strategy presented by the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities is a three-pronged approach to facilitate ... MORE

Campaign Strategy Reading List

Campaign Strategy Reading List

Look here to explore a thoughtful collection of additional readings and resources relevant to campaign strategies. ... MORE