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Basford Presents at Multicultural Educators Conference


School of Education Assistant Professor Letitia Basford recently presented about the school-to-prison pipeline crisis at the Minnesota National Association of Multicultural Educators. Basford presented from a paper co-written by School of Education Professor Joe Lewis and student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program Bridget Borer. The primary purpose of the presentation was to expose the institutional racism and classism that feed the school-to-prison pipeline and to illustrate its very real impact on real people. With one of the young men who experienced the pipeline, Basford examined what K-12 schools and schools of education must do to resist and ultimately dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.