School Pushout = school policies, practices and procedures that make it more likely for students to leave school instead of finish it.
These include “zero tolerance”, harsh discipline, unsafe schools, and schools with lots of police but little money or resources. These policies are much more likely to impact LGBTQ students, students of color, immigrant students, and students with disabilities. Students who get pushed out are more likely to end up in jail or juvenile detention.
Earlier this year, GSA Network and members of our National Association participated in Dignity In Schools Campaign's National Week of Action on School Pushout. Read more about the week here: http://www.gsanetwork.org/WeekofAction