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Are our children being pushed into prison?

In 1993, Debra Mayes Pane witnessed a phenomenon that changed the course of her professional career. While teaching at Teaching and Rehabilitating Our Youth (TROY), she first experienced the “revolving door,” a trend in which Black students were continually cycled in and out of school and court because teachers constantly “kicked [Black] kids out of class.” Pane never experienced this trend with her white students.