Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline has been a problem for decades that seems to have come to no answer. This project aims to analyze the current conditions and create ways to dismantle the pipeline through new policy, leadership, alternative practices, and school/ community programs. The disproportionate rates of suspension and expulsion and their ties to the juvenile justice system, along with everything dealing with education, should be alarming to most. However, far too often, these alarming numbers are swept under the rug. It is beyond time for disciplinary policy and practice change on a micro and macro level; something must be done to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. This cannot and will not be done if there is not an intentional effort and major buy-in from those in power in the school system, the community at large, and city and county elected officials who have the power to make things happen to dismantle the pipeline.
Johnson, Ricky, "Disciplinary Policies and Practices: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" (2022). Education Projects. 40.