The Prison School
Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration
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Praise For The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration…
— New York Journal of Books
"In closing, The Prison School disrupts what have become common sense understandings of the connection between schools and the criminal justice system by exposing both the push and pull factors that shape the daily experiences of many students of color. . . [the book] pushes the reader to confront and question the state of our schools, creating necessary space in which to imagine a world otherwise."
— Crime, Media, Culture
"Simmons has produced a terrific book, one that is beautifully written, engaging, and offers a nice blend of data and literature. . . an important and accessible book that should be read by those concerned about the increasing criminalization of American schools."
— Journal of Criminal Justice Education
"Simmons forges a chain link between mass incarceration, failed public education, racism and neoliberal ideology in the context of the War on Crime... gripping."
— Times Literary Supplement
"The Prison School is interesting and thought-provoking, not only because it was well written, but also because it demands that people face the inequalities others face every day in modern times."
— Adolescent Research Review
University of California Press, 9780520281455, 216pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
About the Author
Lizbet Simmons is a sociologist living in Los Angeles.