Senate Holds Hearing on "School to Prison" Pipeline

What if government schools are the problem?


The alarming number of students who are suspended, expelled and arrested for minor school offenses was the topic of testimony at a Senate committee hearing in Washington on Wednesday.

Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human RightsJudith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, discussed how the number of students in the so-called school-to-prison pipeline are affected by being arrested and incarcerated.