I remember when I was in high school I always forgotten to put my cell phone on silent. One day while I was in my first period class my phone went off in the middle of class. I didn't get sent to the office until the next day, and when I did the dean had told me I was going to get a Saturday school for my first offense. While I was in the office I was also put under pressure by my dean, and a security officer that told me if I had my phone on me I should pull it out unless I wanted to be searched and be in more trouble. So when I pulled it out he gave me another Saturday. My dean knew I could not do Saturday school because I had a job, and so he changed each Saturday detention into 6 hours of detention. I served 12 hours of detention for an accidental ring of my phone. When I went into the first hour of detention the only ethnicity I saw was Latinos and African Americans. I did not think anything of it, although now that I look back that was a good example on STPP. STPP in my eyes is a form of racial discrimination, and making sure some races are superior compared to others. Pressuring students with zero tolerance policies, random searches, poor environment, and lack of attention are examples of how schools set students up. STPP is the School to Prison Pipeline; it is when a school fails to lead a student down the right path in achieving their educational goals, and works toward setting a student up for failure. STPP is lack of parent, teacher, and school board involvement. I know that STPP could be abolished if every teacher overlooked a student’s race, and actually try to understand a student, and his/her background. I also know that many students can do better, but due to social status are not able to because of lack of resources. There are many reasons why I want to speak about STPP.
The reasons why I choose to discuss STPP are inequality due to race, my own personal experiences, and lack of teacher involvement. I believe STPP should...