School-to-Prison Pipeline - eBlack Champaign

Report
Criminalization of
youth through the
education system
By: Kortney Fox
Plan of Action
Part 1: Research Framework
 Research Topic: Thesis
 Theoretical Framework
 Aims & Objectives
 Methodology
 Ethnography
Part 2: Research Findings
 Kiwane’s Background
 R.E.A.D.Y. Program
 Central High School
 The pipeline
 Criminalization of students
 What’s Next
Research Framework
Research Topic: Thesis
There is a link between
alternative schooling &
the increased
criminalization of youth
Theoretical Framework

Michel Foucault
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Norman Harris
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Zero-tolerance approach
Critical Theory
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Literacy & freedom
Critical Race Theory
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Pancoption in school system, Surveillance
Systemic structures
Conflict theory
*Foucault, Harris, & Smith readings
Aims & Objectives
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Objective
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To articulate how Kiwane’s
enrollment into the alternative
school R.E.A.D.Y influenced his
death.
Aim

To discuss the various issues with
alternative schooling
Methodology

Interview

Recorded transcripts

Interpretive Research

Causal-comparative approach
Ethnograhpy

Moral & Ethical dimensions of
human research

Interviewing issues

Sensitivity of subject
Research Findings
Kiwane Carrington: History

Born July 14, 1994
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Schools
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Friends say he
had a great smile,
laugh, & jokes
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Mother’s death
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Died Oct 9, 2009
*http://www.dailyillini.com/news/champaign-urbana/2009/12/09/statesattorneys-report-on-death-of-kiwane-carrington
The R.E.A.D.Y. Program:
Alternative School
 The Mission
 Curriculum
 Location
 Interview
*http://www.ready.k12.il.us/
Central High School
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Decision to send students to R.E.A.D.Y.
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Quote from interview
*Pictures from facebook search
The Pipeline
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School to prison pipeline video
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Suspensions & Expulsions
Statistic
Zero-tolerance behavior program
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmYQbV48lI&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAMa3_NstkM
&feature=related
Failing school system
Learning disabilities
Racial disparities
*http://www.naacpldf.org/content/pdf/pipeline/Dismantling_the_School_to_Prison_Pipeline.pdf
Criminalization of students
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Development

Systems

Effects
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Results
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Conclusions
What’s Next: A call to action
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Solutions
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Re-evaluate the disciplinary system in
schools
Create a safe environment
Resources
Funding
*http://www.naacpldf.org/content/pdf/pipeline/Dismantling_the_School_to_Prison_Pipeline.pdf
QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU

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