On These Grounds – Take Action
Today, police officers patrol the hallways of over half of American schools with very little vetting or oversight. Students — most often students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ students — receive infractions from officers for adolescent behaviors that historically were addressed by school administrators, increasing the rate of suspensions, expulsions, and arrests of young people. Hundreds of thousands of young people are pushed out of schools and into the carceral system through police interaction at school.
Watch On These Grounds and join local and national efforts to end the over-policing of students, and invest in school-based counselors and mental health staff, as well as practices that create supportive, safe learning environments where students can thrive.