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.

Fully and Equitably Fund All Public Schools

Systematic racism has its toxic roots in all aspects of our government, nowhere is it more transparent than in the shameful underfunding of our Black, Brown, and Indigenous Schools.

Ground Our Schools in Anti-Racism and Facts

We are on the precipice of a new Dark-ages, where facts are misconstrued, erased and denied. Not until we know and understand our full history will we have a society of critical thinkers who will carry the Country beyond its current limitations.