REPORT: Elizabeth Warren pens op-ed calling for big change in police presence in schools

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) penned an op-ed Wednesday in Essence , in which she says “enough is enough,” referring to nation’s school-to-prison pipeline.

The 2020 presidential hopeful starts her piece by zeroing in on a recent footage of a New Mexico police officer using excessive force on an 11-year-old girl at a middle school.

The article goes on to state the following:

“That video highlighted the unfortunate reality — that young black and brown students across the country live with this threat every day, and reopened conversation around a central question: why was a police officer there to begin with?” Warren writes.

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Warren writes that 14 million American students attend a school with a police officer, but “without a single counselor, social worker, psychologist, or nurse.”

“Enough is enough. No student should have to learn in an environment where there is a threat of incarceration,” Warren declares in her op-ed.

Warren claimed that discipline policies in schools hurts “black and brown students.” She writes:

The result is that in many cases, an infraction as simple as back talking or skipping class that should end in detention or administrative intervention can end in arrest. Over the years, the implementation of policies from Zero-Tolerance to surveillance to criminalizing lateness and absenteeism have created a system of loopholes that trap our most vulnerable students in a pipeline kept alive by the for-profit prison system. It’s a system that disproportionately hurts black and brown students and undermines their learning.

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4 Comments

  1. Nancy November 6th, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Hey stupid! A 11 yr old CAN kill
    You do understand that right? And not ONLY brown or black kids.
    You been behind you gated community too long.
    You hate cops? Get rid of your security.
    You will never win!

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  2. James Bagwell November 6th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    She really shows how stupid she is when it comes to governing. She forgets all about school shooting across the country by mentally sick children. Maybe calling for mandatory mental testing of students would have been a far better idea. But no that would hurt the little babies feeling. Someone needs to give this candidate a swift kick in the ass for such a stupid idea. This is one reason the Democrats are such a joke they are run and supported by the most mentally challenged people in our society.

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  3. Howard Allen Altman November 6th, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    WARREN IS PLAYING TOWARD VOTES PERIOD!

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  4. 22kws22 November 6th, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Out of touch Warren —- speak with forked tongue. The children don’t want to be in school the parents don’t want them there and the people don’t want to pay for it. Public schools exist for the teachers union.

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