I never understood the school-to-prison pipeline until I began working in a charter school. I think it’s harder to see it in a traditional public school. At my traditional public school, the halls are loud, boisterous, chaotic, joyful. There are art projects and motivational posters on the walls (“Welcome to our school!” “Be kind!” “Recycle!”),… Read more
My charter school believed in an “extended day” schedule. This meant that I was contracted to be at school from 7:00 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, which worked out to be 47 and a half hours of contracted work a week. Most of this was face time with students – I received… Read more
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