Girls of color make up 16% of female high school students, yet they make up more than a third of all girls with a school-related arrest. They are systematically pushed out of the education system, and that helps no one. In her heavily researched new book, Pushout: The Criminalization fo Black Girls in Schools, author Monique W. Morris shines a light on a problem which is usually under the radar. Our culture of punishment does not serve justice today and Morris argues that zero-tolerance polices are actually doing great harm, that the goal of real safety must be co-coordinated, not just handed down. There is reason for hope.

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