Urban Youth Collaborative on Democracy Now!

On October 28th, 2015

We appeared on Democracy Now to talk about the violent attack on two young black women at their high school, Spring Valley High, and violence perpetuated against black women and children by the state.

New York City has more than 5,000 police officers patrolling the city’s schools—that’s more than the combined number of school guidance counselors and social workers. Nationwide, more than 17,000 officers work in the school. What happens when students are arrested in the classroom? We look at what many experts call the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Criminalizing The Classroom