ESEA Reauthorization and Ending the "School-to-Prison" Pipeline: A Congressional Briefing

ESEA Reauthorization and Ending the “School-to-Prison” Pipeline: A Congressional Briefing

Sponsored by U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders

Friday, June 24, 2011, 11:00 – 12:00

Senate Dirksen Room 562

Harsh school discipline policies, unnecessary bars to learning, and the improper use of tests, have pushed many students out of school. Some Federal education policies exacerbate this problem, but smarter initiatives could increase the likelihood of academic success. ESEA reauthorization provides a tremendous opportunity for policy changes that can help to get students back on track.

This briefing will explore the recent recommendations for changes to federal education law issued by six education, civil rights and youth justice organizations on key policy issues, including accountability, assessment, discipline, school climate and school re-entry.


  • Matthew Cregor, Assistant Counsel of the Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Jessica Feierman, Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia
  • Monty Neill, Executive Director, FairTest
  • Student, representing Alliance for Educational Justice


  • Jessica Cardichon, Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders

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