School and prisons are barely distinguishable. Similar cinderblock construction, abridged freedoms, authoritarian based, and the same contractor on food. The biggest differences are age, going home at the end of the day and teachers aren't armed. The school preps more for prison than reality though....Nothing it teaches could get you a "real" well paying job with even a survivable wage(minimum wage is not survivable). Things like that make the money that could be made in illegal trades look even better. Why suffer to not make enough to live when you could risk it to make some money and be able to survive? That then ends up happening often for people who see no other route because school wasted their time and memory. Keep in mind though: every casualty of the system is a human being.
The system locks up more kid then keeping the in school. There are more brown and black youth in the pipeline each day. We need to stand up and stop them from send out youth in to the system of prison instead let send them to school where they can become make something out them selfs
I believe that school is definitely a pipeline for
prison. Think about it. Every day in school is programming you to
live like an inmate. The cafeterias in
schools look just like the cafeterias in prisons. The trays in the cafeteria look like the
trays in the cafeteria in prison. Dorm
rooms even look like prison cells.
In over crowded and under funded school districts in urban settings it is pretty clear that there is a direct correlation between leaving school and entering prison. Many of these downtrodden urban areas have students that go straight from the classroom to the streets, where they get in trouble and end up in prison.