By: Mark Keierleber

Source: The 74 

Instead of leaning on cops, officials should instead increase funding for school counselors, mental health services, and social workers, said Todd Cox, director of policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

“If Congress and the administration truly want our schools and students to thrive and be safe, the government must end the criminalization of our students of color and address excessive discipline that contributes to creating the school-to-prison pipeline,” he said.

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