According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1 out of every 3 Black boys born today can be expected to be sentenced to prison—compared to 1 out of 6 Latino boys, and 1 out of 17 white boys.


According to the NAACP, spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of spending on Pre‐K‐12 public education in the last 30 years.


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2019, the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property was higher who were not sure about their sexual identity (13%) and for students who were gay, lesbian, or bisexual (12%) than for heterosexual students (6%).


According to YWCABHAM, minority students are 2 times more likely to feel unsafe in schools in America compared to the number of white students.


According to the National Education Association, teachers are paid approximately 20% less than other college-educated workers with similar experience.


For more information, please email our Youth Justice Organizer, Kathia Sotelo-Calderon at kathia.sotelo@maketheroadnv.org.

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