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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in 2015 that the school-to-prison pipeline is "the civil rights issue of our time." What can we do to address this pervasive issue? The first step in discovering the key to dismantling the systems that push our youth into this pipeline is through facing, tracing, and replacing our implicit and explicit biases. The presenters will lead participants through a series of hands-on opportunities that will require them to take a deeper inward dive to discovering their implicit and explicit biases and replace those biases with truths. Participants will then seek to discover truths about how those biases and microaggressions?perpetuate the belief gap, the opportunity gap, and the school-to-prison pipeline, and how disparate discipline systems contribute to the pipeline for at-risk students. Participants will leave with an?initial?plan for shifting their disciplinary practices to positively influence their students.
Participants will understand the factors that contribute to the belief gap.
Participants will learn how to eliminate disparate disciplinary practices.
Participants will create an action plan to address their disciplinary practices.