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January 14, 2019
From Citizen Action NY:
SCHOOLS, NOT JAILS Advocacy Day
Save the Date: January 14, 2019
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Together, criminal justice reform and education justice make up our combined vision for racial justice in New York.
It's time we prioritize schools, not jails. Spending on policing and incarceration divert critical funding from education. Millions of tax dollars are wasted on criminalization and imprisonment. Yet, New York continues to systemically underfund public schools.
We can't ignore the school-to-prison pipeline. We must dismantle it. Reforms to expedite the discovery process and protect speedy trial rights have to be coupled with a purposeful investment in education equity. Education justice requires adequate and equitably distributed funding for our public schools.