The presence of police officers in schools has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and as a result, so has the number of students receiving misdemeanor and felony charges. African American and Latino youth appear to bear the brunt of zero-tolerance policies and out of school suspensions.
Fault Lines correspondent Wab Kinew traveled to Texas, where being late for class can get you sent to jail, and examined the difficulties of disrupting what the U.S. government now refers to as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
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