Fortunately, a growing number of teachers, including teachers of color, see themselves as allies with parents in the quest to shut down the school-to-prison pipeline. Roberta Udoh is a black early education teacher at Young Achievers Science & Math School in the Boston Public Schools system. In her view, “When poor black or brown children act up, they are seen as ‘troublemakers’ and sent out into the hall or even suspended; when suburban white children do the same thing, they are called ‘precocious.’ Black and brown boys especially are disciplined rather than supported to channel their energy into positive learning.”

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