School to Prison Pipeline

Listen to The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at 7am as we continue to explore problems and solutions with the juvenile justice system. This week I talk with Pamela Perkins Carn of the Interfaith Children's Movement about two bills that passed in the last legislative session.

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talk with Ira Foster of Georgia Legal Services about student rights and what parents need to know with children returning to school. This is part of our ongoing discussion about the issues surrounding the school to prison pipeline that leads disproportionate numbers of minority kids into incarceration.

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Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 a.m. during Dr. Judi The People's Advocate on Jazz 91.9 WCLK , Social Worker Dr. Judi Crocker-Billingsley engages with the community about the issues surrounding what is called the School To Prison Pipeline.  The  trend is an American mechanism to adopt policies and practices that push our nation's schoolchildren, 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.

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I spoke with Bettianne Hart, board chairperson, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) on the Saturday, January 30 edition The Local Take.  Tune in to hear the conversation beginning at 7:00 AM.   We talked about the upcoming ICM day of action at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 3.  We also discussed a few of the Bills that they were hoping to see passed into law this legislative session.   After that conversation, we reached out to Representative Henry "Wayne" Howard to speak with us about House Bill 135  Too Young to Suspend Act.