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From Education to Incarceration

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Second Edition


Edited By Anthony J. Nocella II, Priya Parmar and David Stovall

The school-to-prison pipeline is a national concern, from the federal to local governments, and a leading topic in conversations in the field of urban education and juvenile justice. From Education to Incarceration: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline is a ground-breaking book that exposes the school system's direct relationship to the juvenile justice system. The book reveals various tenets contributing to unnecessary expulsions, leaving youth vulnerable to the streets and, ultimately, behind bars. From Education to Incarceration is a must-read for parents, teachers, law enforcement, judges, lawyers, administrators, and activists concerned with and involved in the juvenile justice and school system. The contributors are leading scholars in their fields and experts on the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Contributors’ Biographies

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Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African American writer and journalist, author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles, who has spent the past thirty years on Pennsylvania’s death row and now in the general population, wrongfully convicted and sentenced for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. His demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by heads of state, Nobel laureates, distinguished human rights organizations, scholars, religious leaders, artists, and scientists.

Deanna Adams is a Ph.D. candidate in Special Education, Disability Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University in New York. She is currently an Instructor in Special Education at National-Louis University in Chicago, as well as Syracuse University. Her interests are in the critical study of special education, as well as the school to prison pipeline, the overrepresentation of kids of color in special education, and the support of LGBTQ students in schools. She is currently doing research on schoolwide behavior management. Deanna has been a teacher in special education in both public schools and correctional facilities for boys in New York State.

Deborah Appleman is the Hollis L. Caswell Professor and chair of educational studies at Carleton College. Professor Appleman’s recent research has focused on teaching college-level writing and literature courses at a high security ← 298 | 299 → correctional facility for men. She is the author of Reading Better, Reading Smarter: Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading; Reading for Themselves: How to Transform Adolescents into Lifelong...

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