Drawing upon the authors’ experiences working in schools as teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and community members, this study utilizes a Critical Race Theory of education in examining the school-to-prison pipeline for black male students. In doing so, the authors highlight the particular role educators play in the school-to-prison pipeline, focusing particularly on how dispositions toward black males influence educator practices. Recommendations and future directions are provided on how education preparation programs can play a critical role in the transformation of black male schooling.
Allen, Q., and K. A. White-Smith. (2014). Just as Bad as Prisons: The Challenge of Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline Through Teacher and Community Education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(4), 445-460. DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2014.958961
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