We Expect No Less

The school-to-prison pipeline oftentimes—and unfortunately—sees youth traveling between schools and prisons multiple times. Many programs have been created to combat the struggles of reintegrating to traditional schools and having kids stay in school.

Debra Duardo, director of pupil services for the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses the challenges that these programs face in reintegrating and sustaining students in traditional schools, as well as the problem that students face in shaking the stigma of having attended a juvenile school. A high school dropout herself, Duardo realizes the importance of a diploma and a proper education and makes sure to pass on that knowledge and insight to any student that comes her way.


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