The term “school-to-prison pipeline” (STPP) is a metaphor for the ways that school disciplinary practices result in children being pushed out of school through disciplinary measures, increasing their risk of dropping out of school and becoming involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system, and ultimately prison. From People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration (Vol. 1: Education: K-12 and Higher Education.). 2016
This chapter examines racial inequities, disparities, and/or disproportionalities in special education; school discipline; the distribution of teacher quality; the underrepresentation of students of color in gifted, honors, and AP courses; teacher attitudes; immigration and home language; and inequality of school resources and finances. From People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration, 2016.