Solutions Not Suspensions (SNS) is a campaign to end discipline disparities in public school systems. This trailblazing effort is founded on MnEEP’s own research, which revealed the way overly-harsh discipline measures and unjust racial biases in local education systems contribute directly to the disproportionate push out of African American boys through detention, suspension, and expulsion. SNS focuses on cultural change within schools, redefining how schools perceive, interact with, and respond to the concerns of African American students and reframing how students view themselves, which empowers them and increases feelings of self-efficacy and connection to school. For more information on the MnEEP Solutions Not Suspensions Campaign, please contact Marika Pfefferkorn at email@example.com
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. As a national coalition, the DSC builds power amongst parents, youth, organizers, advocates and educators to transform their own communities, support alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment, criminalization and the dismantling of public schools, and fight racism and all forms of oppression. We bring together our members through direct action organizing, public policy advocacy and leadership development to fight for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity.