PUSHOUT:THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS is a feature length documentary which takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.
These self-paced learning videos and their guidebooks are designed for teachers of all subjects in grades 6 through 12. The sessions are intended to help you increase self-awareness, gain insights into engaging directly and appropriately with your students, master skills for enacting positive change, and provide Black girls with the best possible experiences, so that our classrooms are not only places of learning, but also places of healing and recovery.
BLACK GIRLS IN HIGH SCHOOL ARE*
more likely than their white girls to be suspended.
more likely to receive 1 or more in-school suspensions than white female students.
more likely to be restrained than white female students.
more likely to receive corporal punishment than white female students.
more likely to be arrested than white females.
more likely to be referred to law enforcement than white females.
*SOURCE: Discipline Data for Girls in US Public Schools, Department of Education office for Civil Rights, 2018