A systemic recasting of education priorities gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized, poor people of color. The rise of corporate-backed charter schools and privatized prisons cannot be understood apart from the record closures of public schools across the country.
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Adwoa Masozi, “Stealing From The Mouth of Public Education to Feed the Prison Industrial Complex,” Institute for Policy Studies, February 27, 2012, http://www.ips-dc.org/blog/stealing_from_the_mouth_of_public_education_to_feed_the_prison_industrial_complex.
Student Researcher: Annika Jaeger (Santa Rosa Junior College)
Faculty Evaluator: Susan Rahman (Santa Rosa Junior College)