Hungry Club Forum Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Shed Dawson, Jr. of Savannah State University
Shed Dawson, Jr. of Savannah State University

The next Signature Roundtable and Open Forum of the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will be held on Saturday July 11, 2015, at 9:30 AM, at the WSB YMCA, located at 1110 May Street.

The forum will focus on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the policies and practices that push our nation’s school children, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This pipeline reflects the prioritization of incarceration over education. For a growing number of students, the path to incarceration includes some identified “stops” that we must dismantle.

The school-toprison pipeline: an epidemic that is plaguing schools locally and across the nation. Far too often, students are suspended, expelled or even arrested for minor offenses that leave visits to the principals office a thing of the past. Statistics reflect that these policies

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