"This hearing is important to me because it will finally shed light on the opportunity gap that exists for far too many children in public education," said Marlyn Tillman, parent and co-chair of the Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline, who will be attending the hearing in Washington, D.C. "Students with disabilities and students of color are disproportionately impacted by this national trend. It is my hope that this hearing serves as a catalyst for ending the injustices that our children face in the systems that are charged with educating them.""This hearing is a testament to all of the hard work of parents, students, grassroots organizations, and advocates across the country that have been fighting for decades on a local, state and national level to end this school pushout crisis in our nation's schools," said Damekia Morgan, of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), who will also be at the hearing. "I am hopeful that what will derive from this hearing are strategies that will put the federal government at the forefront of holding our states accountable for the millions of students who are suspended and expelled each year from school."
Senate Hearing On Ending The School-to-Prison Pipeline Shows Need For Federal Action To Reform School Discipline And Address Racial Disparity
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