Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Starting this week, LAUSD is decriminalizing minor student infractions like vandalism or getting caught with cigarettes. The new policies are aimed at reducing arrest rates on campus. Supporters say zero tolerance policies at schools were disproportionately targeting minorities and sending 11-year-olds into the juvenile justice system over trivial misbehavior. How will beleaguered school administrators handle the new cases?

Also, from the schoolyard to the backyard, environmental correctness collides with a beloved summer institution.

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Credits

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Katie Cooper