Advocates Take on the School to Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities

February 9, 2016

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Last year, the National Council on Disability (NCD) released Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities, a report researched and written by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF).

Black student standing on stack of books being fingerprinted by school security guardArt by Arlene Mayerson _ 2014

The report argues that the increased likelihood of receiving an out-of-school suspension among students with disabilities, especially students of color, resulted from a lack of proactive individualized behavioral supports and inadequate implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other disability rights laws that mandate services to help struggling students with disabilities.

Read more about DREDF’s collaborative and intersectional work to break the School-to-Prison Pipeline for students with disabilities.

Organizations mentioned/involved: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
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