Power structures are based on white privilege and

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power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color.A method is a “Particular form of procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.” I plan on using a field research method along with being able to conduct Interviews with some police officers and principles from the schools I plan to visit. I also will get a chance to be around he kids and se how they interact with others to see if anything interesting pops out to me that could maybe justify why the kids were removed from their home- school in the first place.I believe that with combining the theory that I have with the research methods I plan of using I should really be able to get a better understanding of why kids of color areremoved from their home school more than white kids, and also to how this relates with incarnation rates as well, and for the most part I know that kids that gets kicked out of school have a better chance of going to jail but after I continue my research and get a chance to conduct my interviews and field research I will grip on everything as a whole.The person I did for my interview was Tamica Frison who is the Principal for the alternative learning program for middle school students here in Kalamazoo, Michigan for4 years and prior to that she was hearing office for the school district for 5 ½ years and before that she was the assistant superintendent for the juvenile home here in Kalamazoo
for 10 years. So she has a lot of experience when it comes to the school to prison pipelineand she was able to share a little bit about the current school that she works at.The middle school alternative learning program is a learning program for middle school students in grades 6ththrough 8ththe students here are two to three grades levels behind in reading and mathematics and some students test as low as kindergarten and 1stgrade currently, those students receive special help to close the gaps in learning.The program is very small they average about 40 students on their roster and also they share students with the juvenile justice system most students have probation officers and 4 to 5 students were on tether so they are being monitored by the court and on any giving day child protective services, community mental health, and probation can come into the building to interface with their clients which are the students. All of the students qualify for free lunch, but a lot of the students are transit homeless which means through the course of the school year their address changes they double up with family or friends or they stay at a homeless shelter that’s locally. So the teachers have to deal with most of those things when the kids first come in the door. So part of the service to the families is to make sure the kids eat breakfast and lunch they offer snacks throughout the day, they also provide basic care hygiene and clothing to students they also do basic skills consoling. They also make referrals to child protective

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