In 2021-22, there were more than 2,000 police and security officers in PA schools, creating environments of surveillance and criminalization.
As a result, large numbers of youth are pushed out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. These policies and practices also fuel systemic inequalities and disparate educational outcomes based on race, gender, perceived sexual orientation, disability status, and other categories. ELC has long been a national leader in the fight against exclusionary discipline practices. To review some of the resources that ELC has produced in the subject area, click here.
Children involved in the juvenile justice systems have the right to a free public education, like all public school students....Read More
In the nine years since Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as the No Child Left Behind...Read More