This podcast is hosted by Deray Mckesson who is a civil rights activist and former school administrator with special guest John King who is a former secretary of education. This podcast talks about the current state of public school education, discussing what the school to prison pipeline is, and just how important it is for America to focus on the education system as a whole. And how important it is for adults, and people in general to do better in helping destroy this system with providing support and programs for students.
Important quotes from the podcast:
"School to prison pipeline is a systematic failure on the part of society to support our young people.'- Deray Mckesson
''People over rely on exclusionary discipline." - John King
''Certainly our first goal is to keep kids out of the school to prison pipeline. And to do what we can, and have the supports in place so that students don't end up in prison. But we do know there are folks who are incarcerated, so the question then becomes what's the goal, what's gonna happen next for those folks."- John King
''In fact RAND did a study that showed if you got any kind of educational program you were 43% less likely to return to prison.''- John King