I spent three years teaching young men between the ages of 16 and 18 in a public high school run by the New York City Depart-ment of Education on Rikers Island, one of the world's largest penal colonies. Because Rikers is a jail, all of my students were awaiting trial. Most of them had been … Continue reading Incarceration in America
TAMARA GILKES BORR - MAY 15, 2019 The War on Drugs locked up thousands of black men, and a new study finds that it may have also locked many out of the college classroom—and all the benefits that come with a college degree. There was a time when black men’s college enrollment was gaining ground, as compared … Continue reading From The Atlantic: The War on Drugs Made It Harder for Black Men to Attend College
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/2019/03/27/peculiar-patriot-takes-an-unflinching-look-mass-incarceration/?utm_term=.0c29758e86fd Liza Jessie Peterson dissects the prison-industrial complex in her one-woman show, "The Peculiar Patriot." (Christine Jean Chambers/Christine Jean Chambers) By Thomas Floyd March 27 Liza Jessie Peterson had just started teaching poetry workshops at Rikers Island in 1998 when a correctional officer asked if she knew where she was. “I said, ‘Yes, I’m at Rikers … Continue reading ‘The Peculiar Patriot’ takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration
https://observer.com/2015/07/inside-the-new-classes-aimed-at-reducing-violence-at-rikers-island/ The Observer takes an exclusive first look inside the Next Steps program, new classes offered to adult inmates at scandal-scarred Rikers Island By Jillian Jorgensen • 07/30/15 2:12pm Frank Horton, an instructor with STRIVE International, teaches a class in the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island. (Photo: Emily Assiran for Observer) Inside a small classroom, Frank … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Could This Program Stem Surging Violence at Rikers Island?
I'm not a huge fan of David Brooks, but sometimes he gets it right. This is one of those times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/learning-emotion-education.html?ref=oembed