[Image of the silhouette of a police officer holding a metal-detector scanner while looking down at the silhouette of a child carrying an oversized backpack walking into a prison-like school hallway]
Youth of color, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities are punished more often and more harshly than their peers for the same misbehavior.
Over 3,000,000* students receive an out-of school suspension annually (*a number that has been rising for decades.)
Likelihood of Being Suspended at Least Once:
Just ONE out-of-school suspension in the 9th grade DOUBLES a student's risk of dropping out before graduation.
[Images of posters with protest slogans: "Books not Bars," "End #School2Prison," "You can't build peace with a piece," "Education not Incarceration," "Pushout? Push Back"]
Advancement Project | Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track | safequalityschools.org