Legislative and Policy

Highlighting state and national legislative news, focusing on some of the most important policy issues of the day.

Can Implementing Restorative Justice in K – 12 Schools Eliminate the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Minority Students?

February 19, 2021

The school-to-prison pipeline is a serious issue in the educational system and American society. Restorative Justice efforts can help phase out the school-to-prison pipeline for many students of color.  However, it must be implemented comprehensively across schools for it to be successful, and teachers must be supported throughout the process. ...[Continue Reading]

Signed. Sealed. Delivered?

August 11, 2020

Amid government efforts to quell correspondence of prisoners, prisoners seek to enforce their fundamental First Amendment free speech rights, compelling federal courts to discharge their duty to protect them and create a clear standard by which the government should be bound in preserving this Constitutional covenant. ...[Continue Reading]

Student Servitude: The Pedagogy and Peonage

January 24, 2020

“A man in debt is so far a slave.”[1] These are the words Ralph Waldo Emerson uses in his 1860 essay, Wealth, to succinctly lay bare the concept of debt. Though Mr. Emerson likely did not foresee the looming—and now present—crisis of student loan debt in the United States, his words ...[Continue Reading]
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