NAACP report to link incarceration to poorly performing schools
| Mar 31, 2011
The NAACP has announced an upcoming report that examines escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and children in the United States. “Misplaced Priorities: Under Educate, Over Incarcerate” uncovers a connection between high incarceration rates and poorly performing schools. The effort is part of the NAACP’s “Smart and Safe Campaign,” an initiative designed to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.
The press conference on April 7 to release the report will feature representatives of law enforcement and a growing bipartisan coalition calling on state lawmakers to rethink decades-old criminal justice policies that have undermined funding for education. To learn more about NAACP’s criminal justice program, view their website.