Decriminalizing Kindergarteners in Texas (HBO)

There are three bills currently being heard in the Texas legislature that would ban out-of-school suspensions for Pre-K through 2nd Grade. It’s part of a larger effort to disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Punitive discipline has a disproportionate effect on black and Latino students. This bill seeks to keep those students in the classroom, which is part of a larger effort to end the School to Prison Pipeline. This VICE News stream explains some of the key research behind this movement and talks to the key players involved.

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