Punitive discipline practices can lead to vulnerable students being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system—but what happens when those students are undocumented? In “The School-to-Deportation Pipeline,” writer Coshandra Dillard explains how zero-tolerance discipline can devastate the futures of students who may end up in immigrant detention centers—or even deported—for minor infractions.
This issue also features a journey through the Equal Justice Initiative’s lynching memorial and museum, a fascinating conversation with Richard Rothstein about housing segregation, a fresh look at what white privilege truly means and a tribute to Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his death. And be sure you check out sneak previews of two new Teaching Tolerance resources: our Voting and Voices project and our new guide for supporting LGBTQ students.
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