https://democracynow.org – Across the country, black and brown students are being criminalized as early as the age of 3, leading to the “school-to-prison pipeline” that critics say now extends to even preschool. We speak with a roundtable of community activists who are all featured in a new book, “Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement.” In Chicago, we speak with Jitu Brown, national director of Journey for Justice. In Washington, D.C., we speak with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, co-founder of Racial Justice NOW! and field organizer for the Dignity in Schools Campaign. In New York City, we speak with Mark Warren, co-author of “Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out!,” and E.M. Eisen-Markowitz, a restorative justice coordinator, high school teacher and board member of Teachers Unite.
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Oct 5, 2018