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According to the Anti-Defamation League (2015):
The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a set of policies and procedures that drive our nation’s schoolchildren into a pathway that begins in school and ends in the criminal justice system. Zero tolerance and other harsh discipline policies that often impose suspensions, expulsions, and arrests increase the likelihood that students will drop out of school. Students who drop out of school, in turn, are much more likely to go to jail or prison later in life. Studies show that students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or arrested in school than their peers, even though evidence shows that there is no difference in students’ behavior to explain the different treatment.

Part 1: Read each of the following: “Turning Off the School-to-Prison Pipeline” Wilson, Harry. Reclaiming Children and Youth Bloomington Vol.23, Iss. 1, (Spring 2014): 49-53. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. haps (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Part 2: Answer each of the following questions in a well, critically thought-out essay referencing not only the required readings but at least two other scholarly sources. In your own words, what is meant by the school-to-prison pipeline and how did it come about? In your opinion, does this phenomena truly exist and what role does zero tolerance school disciplinary policies play?

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In your own words, is Restorative Justice a good first step in dismantling the pipeline? Give me two other possible means that you think may be effective toward the elimination of the school-to-prison pipeline.