What are the Racial Equity Report Cards (RERCs)?
The RERCs use
public data to provide a snapshot of a community’s school-to-prison
pipeline, including any racial disproportionalities that exist.
What is the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP)?
The STPP is the
system of policies and practices that push students out of school and
into the juvenile and adult criminal systems. The STPP has many
entry points. Once students are caught in the pipeline, it can be very
difficult for them to reengage and be successful in school. In almost
every NC community, students of color are overrepresented at each
entry point to the pipeline.
What is the purpose of the RERCs?
The RERCs are a starting point
for community education, discussion, and advocacy. There are many
causes of racial disproportionality including implicit racial bias of
decision-makers, institutional and structural racism, and explicit
discrimination against people of color. Together, these forces fuel
racial disproportionality in a community’s STPP. The RERCs are not
intended as an attack on the critically important public institutions
that serve our youth, but rather, as a call-to-action for students,
educators, parents, advocates, policy makers, and stakeholders to
collectively examine the causes of racial inequity in their community
and develop solutions that will help young people, especially youth
of color, avoid and escape the school-to-prison pipeline.
Want to learn more?
To see RERCs for other school districts or the
state, learn more about the RERCs, and access additional resources,
visit us at www.southerncoalition.org/resources/racial-equity-report-cards/
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