Changing our systems from punishment, shame and blame to compassionate, solution-oriented problem-solving

Many people have heard about the school-to-prison pipeline — how harsh school discipline policies funnel kids into the criminal justice system. Last month, the Children’s Defense Fund  issued its 2012 report on the State of America’s Children, whose data show how black children move through the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline at higher rates than any other group. That’s just part of the story.

Diana Auborg Miller, program officer at the Stoneleigh Foundation, reviewed the report on the Huffington Post and on the Stoneleigh Foundation blog, pointing out that if black children escape the

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