On Sunday September 18th 2016 history was made as Pusha T and John Forte performed for #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour stop at Calipatria State Prison. #SchoolsNotPrisons is a free music and art tour that is partnering with California communities that have been impacted by the overuse of punishment and incarceration.
Defined as “School pushout” is what happens when students are deprived of the education and opportunities that all young people deserve.
Many factors contribute to pushout, including: the overuse of harsh school discipline like suspensions, inadequate funding for schools in underserved communities, the lack of counselors and health services in schools, and other supports that young people need to thrive.
Too often students of color do not have these positive supports, experience institutional bias, and are pushed out of school.
The tour began on August 6th and has dates scheduled thru October 28th, 2016. Visit the website for upcoming tour dates and full list of artists giving back to such a worthy and needed intitiative.