Students for Education Reform Action Network is now Our Turn Action Network

Dismantle the
School to Prison Pipeline

We must confront the harsh truth that the school to prison pipeline is man-made and begins in the classroom.

  • Abolish school police programs.
  • Ensuring every child regularly meets with a mental health counselor.
  • An immediate end to all zero-tolerance policies.
  • Capturing disciplinary data, both of the students and adults handing out disciplinary actions. Data must include but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender identity, special needs, socioeconomic status.
  • Defending undocumented students both on campus and in the community against ICE.
Your Voice Matters:
Sign the Petition to Stop the Criminalization of Students

De-conditioning ourselves from biases and racism will not take place overnight. An immediate tool to dismantle systemic racism is by ending the draconian approach we use on children. We need to make schools an incubator for cognitive and socio-emotional development, not breeding grounds for prisons.

Other issues

Our Turn is active in multiple states across the nation, working directly with students and community partners to advocate for changes in education policy. Explore other current issues.

More Mental Health Counselors to Meet Student Needs

Members are responding to a pressing need by demanding real investments in mental health across all Denver schools.

Increasing College Access in Los Angeles

LAUSD’s current policy allowing students to fulfill graduation requirements with a “D” grade average is leaving students behind, unprepared for higher education.