GSA Network Reports: Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) released a set of reports on Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline for gender nonconforming youth and for LGBTQ youth of color. The briefs find that LGBTQ youth of color and gender nonconforming youth are frequently blamed for their own victimization and targeted for harsh and biased school discipline. Additionally, LGBTQ students of color report increased surveillance and policing. As the report notes, this is consistent with previous research “illustrating race-based bias and criminalization of youth-of-color, but it is important to note that these students are also targeted due to sexual orientation and gender identity, expression, or presentation.”

Advancement Project GSA Network also released a set of policy recommendations that provides a set of recommendations for school staff, policy makers, and young people advocating for change.

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