Today, The Atlantic covered outgoing Education Secretary Arnie Duncan’s proposal to reallocate funds from corrections to education—specifically in the form of raises for teachers in underprivileged schools. He specifically mentioned Baltimore.
“What’s the cumulative impact of such a massive disparity of opportunity over 13 years of a child’s education?” Duncan asked. “The linkage between education, or a lack thereof, and incarceration is powerful.”
Later this year, Anna Deavere Smith will bring her school-to-prison-pipeline project (supported by OSI-Baltimore) to Center Stage to bring this issue to light.